There's no ontology. In a mind, there's no such thing as a state. This is the biggest mistake in history of AI research, IMO. The only thing in a mind is change. There exists only modification.
Chicken is a case of Bird, and Bird is a case of animal? No, this is not how it works. Things are memorized as sequences of events. If "What is a" and "Bird" appear together, then "Animal" appears. That's it.
A sequence of events contains a set of events, some of which are ordered, meaning that some of them must happen before some others.
Sequences are a way to act, like in a program, but they're also a way to feel and interpret.
If software is the mind of a computer, we could say that any typical operating system has a serious dissociative identity disorder, since some parts of it don't know what the other parts are doing. That's why there are security issues, viruses, ...etc. An OS usually runs a program without knowing what this program does.
On Imported Blog
Its good to be back, talking to you all again. As many of you know, I had an injury last month, and I was pretty much laid up for all of August. I've emerged, and I'm pretty much back to normal. I've taught a few classes, and built a few websites, and life is getting back on track. A bunch of you called and emailed and visited, and found various ways to be supportive, and I really appreciate it. It was very nice of you, and inpsired me to commit to do the same, if any of my friends should ever suffer a similar fate. Although I hope not. I would certainly prefer if nobody ever got punched in the face ever again, until the time comes that the sun refuses to shine. However, knowing that there will continue to be sickness, old age, and death, there will also continue to be deliveries of juice, and kindness. So it goes, my favorite Vonnegut quote. Which makes me think I should read more Vonnegut, I'm sure he's got a few other gems. Oh, and it just occurred to me that maybe some of you are not aware of my healing adventure, in which case, you can read this blog post by my friend Elise. She captures a day in the life of a guy with a broken face quite well. I'm also working on a short book, which will be release in ebook form, "So You Broke Your Face". Again, I hope it has a very narrow audience. And maybe in the future, I'll email y'all some of the insights that arose from the experience, but not today. Today, I just want to say hi. So, Hi! Oh, and if you want to come to Yin Yoga Teacher Training, a workshop, or have a private yoga lesson, or have me build a website, that would be awesome, because, apparently, hospital bills don't just go away if you ignore them. Thanks, Love you, Daniel P.S. It was recently pointed out to me that me that the signature line in my email has the quote: There is a crack in everything That's how the light gets in -Leonard Cohen I am feeling like I've learned that lesson as fully as I care to. I feel like, in this lifetime, I really have enough cracks. My face has just about as much light as I can take. If anyone wants to share some other quotes that maybe will promote a lessons and manifestations that are more pleasant and delightful, I'd love to hear them. OM Om