Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I forgot something

I think it is a common experience when we know that we have forgotten something but can't recall what it was.

It implies that the consciousness engine is not fed with the complete content of a thought. The engine only gets access to a set of pointers/impression/reflection of thoughts. The thoughts themselves reside somewhere else. To process a thought the engine first accesses the pointer and then processes the complete thought via that pointer. When a pointer loses the contact with the original thought content it causes that feeling of have forgotten something.

Actually a lot of time I get another picture:
Thought/impulse pointers scrolling automatically and endlessly in front of my consciousness engine. The engine doesn't really respond to all of them and lets them go past. Based on some judgement it pauses the scroll every now and then and picks a few and processes/consumes them selectively.

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