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BrainWare (BW)/ Introduction

Is the human brain different from other living creatures? The immediate reply would be "of course, we humans have consciousness, awareness, free will, cognition etc, so the brain cannot be the same. TOTEM presents a totally different view. All brains are basically the same; it is the size of the brain that matters. We claim that the brain is an autonomic, not aware and self sustained compound that feels and react through totally automated rigid processes that are not under our control.

This mechanism is defined by us as BRAINWare (BW)

BrainWare / BRAINware (BW)
The brain is an, embedded like, organic CPU and not a, computer like, mechanism.
One of our main understanding is that intelligence, human or artificial, cannot be created. We can only create the space and environment in which it can evolve.
This paradigm shift is based on the deep understanding that intelligence can only be generated through micro-evolution and, micro-evolution can only happen in a space that allows mistakes. So we are not looking for a system that will be always correct. On the contrary, we look for mistakes that will distinguish the weak solution and then eliminate it. The remaining (survived) possibilities will become valid roots in the "organic hardware" which we denote as Brainware (BW).

The BW is compound of:

The primitive brain

 This brain is fully predefined by the DNA and was "shaped" during thousands over thousands of generations, where mutations have screened the weak and thus improved the survival chances of mankind, like any other species. This brain is responsible for most of the autonomous, life enabling functions. This brain is very much similar to all living creatures. TOTEM define this brain as "MACRO EVOLUTION". This brain is comprised of the following organic components:
  • Focus
  • Feedback
  • Life support system
  • Out of focus reaction
  • Monitors - few selected nerves from each sensor. used for example to wake up with response to a specific sound.

The high brain

The brain that TOTEM deals with is the high brain or the self programmable brain, which makes the difference between mankind to all the other creatures. This brain is not a fingerprint of DNA, but a derivative of it. TOTEM defines it as "MICRO EVOLUTION". This brain is comprised of the following organic components:

The Main Organic CPU (MOCPU) – The physical space that contains all the writable organs (Neurons)
The nerves system – the nerves fulfill two tasks:

  • Nerves are the sensors and  receptors of reality and its task is to activate Dissonance and thus activating the Intuition in order to create RBP.
  • Nerves receive the command from the RBP and operate the relevant muscle.

    MOCPU will be addressed to as CRU - Central Reflexes Unit.

The Accumulator (or TEMP)

The unit resides in the brain, is detached from the activity of the MOCPU and its task is to store temporarily information, before burning it into the MOCPU / CRU.


BrainWare |Reflexive Brain Pattern (RBP) – "All we are, is the sum of our reflexes"

We are going to show that it is possible for the brain of the fly to act as a hardware like mechanism, rater then an application driven mechanism. The idea that leys in the foundation of the TOTEMind theory, is that the fly, like any other living creature, including mankind, owns an embedded system that is basically an organic Micro processor and not a computer-like machine.
The difference between a computer and a Micro processor  is, in a nut shell, that in a computer there is a distinction between the unit that uses "OPCODE" to incoming signals, which we call "CPU" and the units that are responsible for gathering data and storing it like "memory", "storage" etc.  A CPU on the other hand is an autonomous unit that gets a signal that switches the junctions in the CPU and produces an output. The brain functions in a similar way, except for the idea that the every brain "defines" for itself, its own unique routes. This routs are chemical connections among neurons that are called synapses.  We call those routes "Reflexive Brain Pattern" (RBP) and here is where the resemblance ends
In a common CPU, there is a need to predefine each route and set it up as a static, unchangeable CPU route (OPCODE). Then in accordance with the frequency of the crystal, a single command-to-be-executed is "fired" from the flash were the application is, determines which track will be launched next. There is no crystal in the brain, nor application, according to TOTEM. Nothing predetermined, can be the trigger for the RBP. The solution to this challenge is that inside of the Central Reflex Unit ( CRU), which is the organic parallel term to the mechanic CPU, all the RBPs are always open to be "fired" when the sensors switches "on", any of them. Basically we can conclude that RBP is nothing, but a reflex, like any other reflex that resides in our central nerve system..

RBP are created as a response to all the sensors and receptors in the body, in all media channels: sight, voice, touch, smell, taste. So each RBP envelopes both the experience that has caused the RBP to be creates, as well as the precise, unchangeable action to be executed. In other words, the RBP is the Memory of its own creation. When a RBP is "fired", we simultaneously act and "feel". There is no interim phase of processing.
RBP is created by random process. When there is a trigger (see EG), it provokes the brain to build new Synaptic connections or ties among neurons. This is done in a random way where threads are being created with no pre plan. One can compare it to throwing hooks tied to fishing wire, repeatedly, until a viable connection is made.
There is one mandatory condition for a brain pattern to become a RBP. This condition is that the Entropy level of the Brain pattern will be very low in order to assure that the RBP will always appear in an identical form. This issue, can explain why during our sleep, when the brain patterns are created or strengthened, the brain uses high level of energy consumption. Energy is utilized to lower the Entropy level of the Synapses.
RBP is in fact, Qualia. This means that it is the individual instances of subjective, conscious experience, of some quality (taste of a Lemon, smell of a Rose, chair, fear, etc), as perceived by each person. RBP can be a flat or multilayered. The ability to create additional layers is Cognition. Prof' Tonony defined a mathematical way to


If the brain is just a CRU, where is the memory as we expect it to be? The immediate answer would be that there is a specific area in the brain that is dedicated for storage and to which the brain refers in order to retrieve or stored data. The option that this article presents is that there is really no memory in the form that is familiar to us, but, and here is the paradigm shift, it is part of the embedded BrainWare, meaning a RBP. Each segment of what the brain has experienced is burned as RBP. Each RBP contains the complete experience, including action to be taken, feelings and cached view. The memory is part of the embedded environment. the data is "stored" as Synaptic ties among Neurons,  in a way that it Is always available for "being fired", without any further processing.

What are  memories for?
Memories serves us a ground for growth. From the moment we are conceived, every event in our lives that has some relevance to our existence, is registered in our brain. Those registers can later be useful for decision making. where does the memory reside and what is the mechanism that is managing the I/O functionality?

We have concluded that the memory is part of the embedded system. We have also understood that there is no predefined process that is directed to initiate I/O commands. The only possible way, according to TOTEM, is that every relevant information, which is required, must be encapsulated in a RBP, including the data plus the actual action to be performed.  There is no memory as a section. No registers for storing and retrieving data. A memory is a RBP that is "burnt" as a CPU route. As described in the senses section, data is constantly streaming into the Accumulator, and then being poured into the intuitive unit (MOCPU) when it is off. When this is happening, new RBPs can be grown since the unit is powered down. This is the same as trying to write to a file while it is occupied by another computer. The data stream from the Accumulator generates a sporadic chemical reaction that "carve" itself into the brain matter

BrainWare | Intuition

Intuition is the module for processing data outside of the focus. It is comprised of RBPs, triggered by the sensors and outputs a reaction. This mechanism is responssible for most of our awake period functionality. It grows as we sleep by the data stream from the Accumulator (Temporary storage unit), and is active during wake-time by the data stream from the sensors. this module allows us (and every organic life form) to live our lives with minor brain stress since most of our actions are unaware.

Early as embryos, we have no intuitive capability. there are no RBPs. As soon as some receptors grows active, it ignites the sensory data stream. This also ignites the Intuition module expansion. As we grow old, the intuition module grows to contain more and more valid RBPs to answer our daily life events.

The notion of this module operation is very clever and yet, quite simple.

As it should be if it is only hardware. for the next example, We will use an adult brain, which already has many valid routed RBPs that can be switched in accordence with the influence of past experiences that built the very same intuiton module they are in. Complicated sentence indeed, but very important to understand as is. This brains' RBPs are, in fact, static patterns that includes all that is requied for specific action like feelings or muscle activation. Sensory data stream is constantly active as long as we are awake.
A question to be asked here is, how a single specific RBP is being triggered and are we aware of it being triggered? if we are to assume standard memory and an applicative capability (soul, free-will etc), it is logical for the application to identify the event-pattern correlation and to trigger the proper response. However, TOTEM assumes no memeory nor aplicative capability and certainly no free-will. Instead, TOTEM assumes a new hardware architecture that simply enables many of standard known hardware mechanisms for provideing feedback and lock (PLL-like) capabilities. The main shift here is that unlike in standard hardware world, this is a dynamically created CPU, as oposed to a static CPU (some readers will state the FPGA mechines at this moment, but, even an FPGA machine requires a programmer). By micro-evolution as we defined it, the intuition mudule is being grown by daily life events to provide OPCODE-like tracks to answer daily life events.

How is a specific RBP selected?

TOTEM offers an analog signal strength created by a match detection between the incoming data stream in any given moment to each of the RBPs in the intuition module. For someone who is not familiar with the hardware world, this process may seem very heavy and time consuming whereas, someone who understands CPU operation can understand how simple and quick this process can be if it is designed for this task. Furthermore, we ask how is the data stream being "filtered"? how is it that we have deterministic reactions and not caotic reaction if the stream is alwasy active?. Here TOTEM presents the noise factor. much like in RF systems, where static noise is naturally present in any frequency channel, thus creating what is known for "noise floor", this is the case here. Noise is not tuned, totally ceotic and yet with a statistical characteristic in every channel that cause for no channel to "stand out". The constant data stream creates "noise floor" in the intuition module.

Here instead of frequency channels, Every RBP is a chennel. all are triggered in a very low match, thus outputs very low signal. In case of a greater match, the output signel will increase and its output will be activated immediately. This match, if greater than all other matched RBPs, will also cause the focus to try and get a "lock" on it. For those of you "hardware guys", think of a PLL (in this case, it is not phase lock, it is signal strength lock).


OK. This is all very technical and nice. But it is only technical, probably even already known in some scientific forums. the real question is where are thoughts generated? we suggest that thought are the manifestations of the EG. They are what we feel when our brains start to sporadically "throw hooks" among neurons to build the new RBP that will close the gap.
When we think, we visualize our known options. Those options are RBPs and are expressed in words which are within our language domain, meaning familiar words representing symbols. The symbols which are also RBPs, hiding behind the words, are screened and we "feel" all that was enveloped in it.
This demonstrates how difficult it is to achieve a breakthrough since all that we can utilize is already in our possession
There may be no alternative mechanism for thoughts, like "Self awareness". Self awareness mechanism is based on an idea that the brain is intelligent and in this case, TOTEM may not be valid .

BrainWare | I/O

Every tip of a Receptive Nerve (Pixel) of the nervous system generates an electronic analog signal. There are several reality reception technologies (sensors) in a human body, and may more in the whole organic world. The Pixels are the generator of reality for the brains' growth. Technology itself is not important, it is the Pixel capability of reflecting a very small portion of reality. Pixels are directly routed to intuition and connected to switching gates of RBPs. Therefore, reality sensation is mostly intuitive; this is of course for an adult brain that already has grown intuition center. It is noted that TOTEMind does not relate to a Sensor (eye, nose, touch) as a technology that is managed by a dedicated process. TOTEMind requires each and every Pixel to activate a RBP switch. The outcome of this is that in every given moment, the brain experience the complete reality sensation from a Hugh matrix of Pixels.


BrainWare| Focus

BrainWare| Disonance

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Enabler Gap (EG)

TOTEMind Mission - Cultivating artificial intelligence, out of understanding the Human brain

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