Robert Affolter “a neuron”. You’re assuming all processing is bottom-up. But it’s not. Abstractions bear down upon the simpler mechanisms below. As much as I hate using the computer-as-brain metaphor, it suits in that you don’t have a functional computer without a program and a program is a top down abstraction that bears down ultimately upon the bits of iron oxide or electron holes as the case may be.

Robert Affolter “a neuron”.

You’re assuming all processing is bottom-up. But it’s not. Abstractions bear down upon the simpler mechanisms below.

As much as I hate using the computer-as-brain metaphor, it suits in that you don’t have a functional computer without a program and a program is a top down abstraction that bears down ultimately upon the bits of iron oxide or electron holes as the case may be.

 

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