The Brain PC (The Computer Nerds Guide to Interpersonal Relationships)

Everything we have ever invented has been copied from nature in some way. We watched a stone roll down a hill and made a wheel. We watched birds flying and made kites, gliders and aeroplanes. We watched fish swimming and made ships and submarines. So it logically follows that personal computers and the internet are just a replica in technology of our human thinking.

The brain is a computer with a large number of paired coprocessors connected by a complex data bus network (the corpus collosum). Compared to our brains, Intel’s i7 is like an abacus with half the balls missing. We run programs on our brains, just like our PC’s, and are capable of running large numbers of programs at the same time. Many of them are housekeeping - controlling the operation of our body’s organs etc. Some are learned routines – climbing stairs, riding a bike etc. And some are the result of conscious thought – what will I wear today? What movie will I go to tonight? Creation vs. evolution – which is right?

Early computers had only one processor, and faked multi-tasking by running each program in sequence for a short time to give the illusion that all programs were running at the same time. Our brains allocate groups of processors to each program so we can run as many programs as we like at the same time.

Our brains are interconnected at a "hardware" level in two ways, telepathy and hypnotic empathy. Telepathy is similar in effect to a mobile phone internet link, and hypnotic empathy is a bit like Bluetooth. The difference with phones however, is that when two humans pair the pairing is maintained by switching from empathy to telepathy to maintain the pairing no matter how far apart they separate.

"We’ve got this thing that’s called radar love, we’ve got this wire in the sky."

Radar Love, Golden Earing.

Our connectivity gives us the equivalent of cloud computing and virtual computing that we are starting to use in the PC world today. The best example is when we start to think about a problem. Subconsciously, we check the head net – the One Mind as many call it – to see if someone has already solved that problem, or if not, are there other people tackling the same problem. If there are, we soon have our answer, and if not we contribute resources to hopefully, one day, a shared solution. And if we have no problems, living the simple life, we contribute large amounts of our processing power to the collective good in solving others problems.

The One Mind is misnamed. What we call our mind is the Metaphysical User Interface to our brain – the MUI to our PC’s GUI’s. The One Mind is not a mind, it is a virtual brain, which can only be accessed through the MUI of an individual person, so perhaps from now on we should refer to it as the One Brain, or perhaps The Computer Designed For Deep Thought.

There is a second function to this biological computer and communications system – The Collective Conscience. When something goes wrong in our lives we automatically send out a distress message to the whole world subconsciously, as well as a personal message to anyone we consciously think about in our time of stress. This is designed to summon help if possible. It is happening all the time, but few people sense it for what it is.

A while back we got a virus in our thinking and no one since then has worked it out – mostly due to a lack of anything to model on – or worked out how to run our built in anti-virus. Meanwhile, the virus has mutated and mutated, and had a rather deleterious effect on our thinking processes. For example, years ago I took 45 minutes to do the Mensa IQ tests, for which 3 hours are allocated. An unvirused mind should do it in 20mins or so, most "normal"people don’t finish it.

 

Examples:

Beowulf. Name for a class of virtual supercomputer created by linking numerous PCs through network connections into a single high-performance unit based on inexpensive, x86-based hardware and publicly available software, such as some versions of UNIX. This clustering
technique can provide performance comparable to a traditional supercomputer at approximately 10 percent of the cost. The  first Beowulf cluster was assembled at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in 1994.

IBM demonstrates Linux servers matching supercomputer speeds
By Ed Scannell InfoWorld Electric
Trying to burnish its engineering image as well as demonstrate the technical possibilities of Linux, IBM slapped together an "open-source supercomputer'" at Linux World Expo last week built around a cluster of Pentium II Xeon chips.
Using a subset of the Beowulf clustering technology, 17 of IBM's Netfinity servers containing 36 Pentium II chips and running an off-the-shelf copy of Linux matched the scalability and performance of a Cray supercomputer. The IBM system executed a computer graphics-rendering application called the PovRay benchmark.
The PovRay benchmark is intended to serve as a guide for the relative mathematical performance of a wide variety of chips, systems, and compilers. It is a ray-tracing image-rendering application by which a picture or image can be inserted in a movie such as Toy Story or Antz and subsequently be rendered with all shadows and rays of light appearing as they would fall relative to that picture or image.
"It is a big computational job. Ten years ago it would have taken a [Digital Equipment] VAX [minicomputer] 10 or 15minutes to do. A Cray can do it in three seconds today,'' said Tom Figgatt, IBM's e-business segment manager, in Somers, N.Y.
During the demonstration, IBM's Linux-based supercomputer matched the current benchmark record of three seconds that was set by the Cray T3t-900-AC64, which had previously surpassed the second fastest time of 9 seconds.
The message IBM was trying to convey to users is that Linux has some innate capabilities for linking together parallel computers working in clusters -- not just working, but working robustly using existing hardware and software available off the shelf or on the Web.
"I think we showed how easily Linux clusters together and allows you to link multiple systems readily so you can spread your workload across multiple systems," Figgatt said.
In addition to the 17 servers, IBM used a 100MB Ethernet network and hub to connect the servers, and a piece of parallel computing software to ensure the system's computations all connected. As for the copy of Red Hat's Linux, IBM purchased it at a local Barnes & Noble bookstore the day before the demonstration
The advantage of the IBM-based system over the Cray, of course, is its more attractive price performance, company officials said. The Netfinity/Linux benchmark was done on approximately $150,000 worth of equipment; the cost of the Cray used was $5.5 million, they said.
IBM also used the demonstration to flex the muscles of its X-architecture features and capabilities, which now are included in all of the company's servers up to the mainframe-class machines. For example, during one of the rendering demonstrations IBM took one of the servers offline. The screen performing the rendering missed several pixels during the fail-over but had filled them in by the time the rendering was complete.