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Being Consciousness

Consciousness and Awareness are two terms that are mixed often. TOTEMind offers coherent definition to each of them.   
TOTEMind conscidefines Consciousness as an abstract term which is a property of the brain, rather than an entity. Basically it describes the capacity of the brain in terms of quantity and quality of the RBPs. Some kind of a "I know that I know" which we tend to think that only mankind possesses. Consciousness is a parallel term to Intuition; both are merely the reflection of automated and unaware processes.
Awareness is, according to TOTEMind a snapshot of reality, through the filter of the focus. This term is parallel to Learning

As strange as it may seem in a technical oriented theory, consciousness is considered here as pure philosophical entity. Not in a metaphysic way, but rather as a mechanism that is created by environmental interactions.
This is of course not a new concept, but, it is very important as part of the TOTEMIND. This may be the hardest section to explain. moreover, describe it with BW. It is necessary first to fully grasp the notion of BrainWare and Brain Patterns sections. With those in mind, we can start with the next example:
Two people interacting. The first person "generates" a gesture. Second person intercepts the gesture and intuitively reacts. This reaction is a new gesture that is intercepted by the first person.








 
This interaction demonstrates how we are aware of the world around us by feedback. This process gives us the possibility to "learn" how to interact with our environment. It is very useful for infants that has to gather as much information as possible to generate the initial infrastructure (muscle activation for example), But it may have grater goal. This process can set a goal or a target for us to reach. The only way for generating gaps of knowledge for our evolving brain, is by observation and interception. This gap that we call EG, is essential for the creation of each and every new RBP.
This may look trivial to the reader. Lets step it up a notch. What about the thoughts inside our brain? Well first, our thoughts are not symbol driven; it is activated by words, in a known language domain.

We cannot have deep and elaborate thought without language. We can think of a symbol of course. We can imagine our home for example, but when we want to relate to it in our thought, we use language. Consider this that every one of us, thinks with his own mother tongue (deeply rooted in its BW infrastructure). It becomes more complex when going back to the first example. A gesture can also be a word (A gesture can be a sign or a word. However, the sign will be understood only if it is related to a word). But, only a word that has already been burnt into the second persons' brain, will trigger it to generate a gesture in return. This is why language has evolved, It is a force of nature. At the end of it, a word is only a key to unlock an intuitive thought inside your own brain or other persons' brain (please see Language). There is a single special time, that our thoughts are symbol driven. this time is a dream, but, this is a non-conscious process as explained in the sleep section because its a different BW process.

OK, so we have technology on "our side" to explain the technical processes. what about the more metaphysic processes? soul, feelings?
Feelings are symbol driven. Symbols, which are the RBP to be matched, are rooted throughout out life experiences to our both body and FOCUS, and that is where CONSCIOUSNESS lays. The focus enforces a loopback policy on the triggered symbol, thus enhancing the experience. This is why we get fixated for example on love, hate, warmth etc' until a new symbol/RBP is triggered. body experience for feelings is again, "technicality".

Awareness is merely a snapshot. It appears where our FOCUS is pointed at. We cannot be aware to the existence of anything that is not in our focus. Since our focus is a very narrow beam, our Awareness is very narrow as well.
Of course there are other things that we take into consideration even when we are in focus on other things, but this is just a "stand by" situation. We are not in focus on these things, unless they require our immediate attention and then, they enter our focus. When that happens, we are no longer in focus on the previous item.
So awareness is our focus. Technically we see that our awareness resides only in the current RBP.


If we wish to create a non human intelligence, we have to follow TOTEMind rules. This requires a self programmable Brainware that will randomly create RBPs. Today such hardware exists in the form of FPGA (field-programmable gate array). The main disadvantage of current existing hardware is the small number of I/O. it can be only up to few hundreds. This Disadvantage currently blocks us from enabling the pixel matrix from sensors to be connected as TOTEMind suggests. This problem does not exist in hardware because every thread in every nerve, acts as I/O. Possible solution in hardware would be to connect multiple FPGAs together. Other possibility is to simulate each neuron with a small CPLD (which is less complex than FPGA). Although TOTEMind is pure hardware dependent, there is a possibility of writing "hardware" in software. A software like this will have no application. It will enable an object to simulate a single neuron. a very big matrix of such objects will provide the BrainWare infrastructure. every signal from attached sensors will create a sporadic neurons programming until objects interconnections will be formed (linked-list like). each linked list will simulate a RBP. from this point on, we have an infrastructure for TOTEMind rules. Of course, in addition to that, we will have to create a monitor process that will simulate the primitive brain's capacities as required by TOTEMind.
 
 

Being | Nostalgia – How very old RBPs feel


Nostalgia is a manifestation or embodiment of how deeply rooted are RBPs that cause us to feel contained and belonging and are  factor of several variables:
  • The age in which. It was created
  • The time that have elapsed since it happened
  • The number of repetitions, that the RBP was initiated.
  • The intensity of the event that has created it. The intensity of the event is determined by how locked the focus was on this event. Not necessarily on the time of the event. the focused can be locked also much later on our thoughts.
All these variables have set the level of the Entropy, so we can assume that nostalgia is manifested when a RBP with the lowest Entropy level, is "Fired"
It is likely to assume that the older the age is, the longer is the time that has elapsed for each RBP, the greater number of repetitions and the greater the intensity are, than the deeper will the RBP be rooted in the BW.
The deeper the RBP is rooted, the more it is likely to be "fired" as a default. When a RBP reaches the degree of a default, then a sense of mismatch is detected through the mechanism of dissonance. When the default RBP is fired, it "feels" as the best solution. This means that logically, this is a hierarchical mechanism. More important, our focus is likely to be set on the scene/event that brings up a default RBP.
Being Consciousness

Consciousness and Awareness are two terms that are mixed often. TOTEMind offers coherent definition to each of them.   
TOTEMind conscidefines Consciousness as an abstract term which is a property of the brain, rather than an entity. Basically it describes the capacity of the brain in terms of quantity and quality of the RBPs.
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Being Intelligence

If we wish to create a non human intelligence, we have to follow TOTEMind rules. This requires a self programmable Brainware that will randomly create RBPs. Today such hardware exists in the form of FPGA (field-programmable gate array). The main disadvantage of current existing hardware is the small number of I/O. it can be only up to few hundreds. This Disadvantage currently blocks us from enabling the pixel matrix from sensors to be connected as TOTEMind suggests. Read more....
Being | Nostalgia – How very old RBPs feel

Nostalgia is a manifestation or embodiment of how deeply rooted are RBPs that cause us to feel contained and belonging and are  factor of several variables:
  • The age in which. It was created
  • The time that have elapsed since it happened
  • The number of repetitions, that the RBP was initiated.
  • The intensity of the event that has created it. The intensity of the event is determined by how locked the focus was on this event. Not necessarily on the time of the event. the focused can be locked also much later on our thoughts. Read more....
 
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