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Todd Hoff
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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4221920/pdf/aging-06-707.pdf
Reversal of cognitive decline: A novel therapeutic program  
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http://www.asymco.com/2013/11/18/seeing-whats-next-2/

The primary accelerant is a process called “modularization” which allows each subsequent industry to leverage all the previous industries by incorporating their advances as modules in its own. The availability of electric power allowed home appliances and entertainment to emerge. More recently, the availability of internet allowed both personal and mobile computing to prosper and the availability of a computing infrastructure is allowing the rise of digital services, which will allow ______ to emerge.
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Exciting to see this attitude in iowa.
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Brian Green, Reimagining the Cosmos, https://onbeing.org/programs/brian-greene-reimagining-the-cosmos-2/.

In the free will debate Brian Green makes a rather odd definition of 'choice.' He doesn't mean choice in the sense of 'could have done otherwise,' he defines choice as 'the sensation of choosing,' to choose is having the sensation of making that choice. Since behind the scenes the laws of physics are pulling the strings, we don't really have free will.

Since any choice takes a non-zero amount of computation there will always be a delay between the underlying processor substrate and when the choice is made available over some output port.

In humans the mechanism is rather clumsy. Our mind makes a decision and it takes 50 msec or so to make its way up to consciousness. Make no mistake, that's still our mind making the choice. The same mind trained by all our experiences modulated my genetics and environment.

That a choice takes time to become available to our consciousness has no impact on free will.

The sensation is merely the process of a thought being made available to consciousness through some physical mechanism. It has nothing to with free well. The sensation of thought is merely an implementation detail.

Every sentient being, God, robot, or organic, will work the same way.
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Sequentiality is an illusion. When something happens sequentially energy was expended to create order. In computers sequentiality is imposed, think network packets, disk writes, and CPU instructions, requests/responses. That reminded me how chemical reactions are typically driven by thermal fluctuations, but energy must be expended to sequentially ratchet mRNA through a ribosome to create amino acids. That got me thinking about time and how everything appears to us to happen sequentially. Then shouldn't time require energy? On that topic there's a discussion, or two, or three, that says no, but I'm afraid I still don't get it.
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Yellow Leaves

Old leaves yellow on the Bay tree
New leaves spring green beside them
Cold winds blow as winter wanes
Yellow leaves snap
Stumble to the ground
Becoming next year’s dirt
All’s green again
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