Is there a metaphor in machine learning for the following concept?

Given a list of ideas, which also has some “pseudo-notation” that may be more harmful than helpful, but I think is helping me: I would like to understand something meaningful about Y. Y seems to me to be dependent upon something about it’s relationship with an unknown, labeled X. Y|~X “Y given unknown entity X” […]

Attention is not directed, it is gathered

Maybe even better, “it gathers”. There is not “a source of attention” that “points” attention somewhere. Rather attention itself gathers in clumps, providing salience as, and of, something that seems like “a coherent group that notices itself”. Attention is the single resource in the universe that can be leveraged to introduce novelty into the system.

What is “socially adept” ?

“Socially adept” is a term that ought be, both, presented and taken with this[see note] in mind. First: Things that influence my current interpretation of input are: • mood • belief system • upbringing • financial situation • acute hunger level • chronic hunger level • personality type • level of awareness at time of […]


This morning I was greeted with the news that one of the things that most annoys me about Sketch is improving — the keyboard shortcuts for “arrange” have been updated: We’ve changed a few arrangement shortcuts. Send Backward is now ⌘ [ and Bring Forward is ⌘ ]. Send to Back is now ⌘ ⌥ […]

Spreading ideas is slow

The rate of change in culture — the spread of ideas from one person to the group, from one group to many groups — has been accelerating for several decades. It has been accelerating longer than any of us here today have been alive. It has been accelerating so much that the rate of acceleration is something we accept as is, rather than something […]