serial (long strips) / AND / chunks / associations / general – versus parallel (random, “at will”), OR / detail / specific… yeah, the machinery wouldn’t work well for that purpose. Perhaps that explains the power of cloud computations; even though the speeds of the ‘net are far slower than that of a particular hard drive or two, the ability to distribute, more or less in parallel increases the “space” available for computatoins; being connected, of course, to multiple computers each with their own RAM. The protein folding experiments a few years back were a fantastic example of using the branching/parallel _nature_ of the web itself (and the connected “computer brains” at the ends of the branches) to perform tasks difficult for any single super computer.

 serial (long strips) / AND / chunks / associations / general – versus parallel (random, “at will”), OR / detail / specific…
yeah, the machinery wouldn’t work well for that purpose. Perhaps that explains the power of cloud computations; even though the speeds of the ‘net are far slower than that of a particular hard drive or two, the ability to distribute, more or less in parallel increases the “space” available for computatoins; being connected, of course, to multiple computers each with their own RAM. The protein folding experiments a few years back were a fantastic example of using the branching/parallel _nature_ of the web itself (and the connected “computer brains” at the ends of the branches) to perform tasks difficult for any single super computer.
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That’s not to say its a bad thing, but as I’m going through it all, I kept thinking, “Just add a parallel branch to maintain the prior data at each change so you never lose information”…
And, indeed, I did find circuits that use that idea – of expanding the logic/truth table to continually carry information over; two versions, one transformed and one not; and it reminded me of the global variables I grew up with in programming – and how they’re shunned as being memory wasters these days; examples of bad programming;
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