- Well...first a receptor "works" for itself - it is an autonomous agent. But this agency shows up in different contexts depending on where the receptor is instantiated. A receptor that instantiates another receptor inside itself can control any signals reaching that receptor from the "outside." (But it can still respond to its own sub-receptors, if any, and likely to peer/sibling receptors inside the parent's space.)
So you could say this receptor "works" for it's parent receptor (maybe like the different length hairs in the cochlear "work" for the whole cochlear assembly to receive sound).
However, if the receptor is instantiated in a peered or networked space, it can "work" for whomever it wants to (or whoever sends it requests which meet whatever internal criteri it may have or whatever capabilities tokens to establish permissions). The rods and cones in the eyes are more wired through ganglion cells like peers which simultaneously work for edge detecting neurons, face detectors, movement detectors and so on.
Ceptr enables you to plant listeners like these neural connections. So a University might install a small weather station on the roof of one its buildings. If it were Ceptr enabled, +Gideon Rosenblatt
could establish a listener to notify when a certain time as elapsed without rain, so you could remember to water your garden. I could plant a listener to notify me of swings of 3 mm of barometric pressure in certain time frame to observer correlations with joint pain. +Ferananda Ibarra
could have it notify her whenever it drops below 75 F degrees to remind her to bring a sweater (she's from Mexico and always thinks it's cold). ;)
So who does the weather station work for? Everyone. Itself. Nobody.
Ceptr is designed to enable the operation of distributed systems in ways we have barely touched yet. Planting conditional listeners in this manner allows us to weave a neural fabric across a variety of computing systems that is simply untenable currently.
Why can't my phone also "work for" you if I install your "cell signal strength mapping" application which builds measurement based cell maps to counterbalance the ones used to sell service. Or whatever the heck crazy distributed apps we want to build and install to share information flows in much more intelligent ways....
Sorry... I've started to rant.... I hope that answered your question about who a receptor works for. BTW... I like your questions. The point to parts of the stories we haven't told very well yet.
cc: +Eric Harris-Braun