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Introduction to Your Personal Bio-Computer
1.1 Basic Concepts
Let us now start your introduction to the words and concepts---to the jargons---that explain how a computer works. By learning such, then it will be easier for you to understand your own bio-computer (brain) by integrating the concepts of the traditional computer with your brain. We will start with the word "software." Software is a computer program/application that performs a specific task. Simply put, software is the word that defines the program/application placed onto and then read by a computer system---or into a brain. The software system currently running in your brain is composed of the values, attitudes, and behaviors programmed into you by your parents and teachers while you were a child. This programming was done before you had the desire---or the ability---to question, criticize and judge whether each value, attitude and/or behavior was wrong or right.
The human bio-computer, its regions, and properties. (Image Source: Internet)
The prime purpose of Brain Self-Control is to give you the tools necessary to so question, criticize, judge and re-program, where necessary, your brain's current software applications. You will re-write your brain's software programs into a new system that you feel is perfect for personal endless growth. This reprogramming will take time and for some it may take years, but in the end it is you who will reach out to the stars and dance amongst the clouds-something that no silicon brain can boast about having the ability to do.
A system is a group of related elements/components/sub-systems working together towards a common goal. The system development cycle consists of four parts: input, processing, output, and feedback. In a properly running system input (data) enters the system from the surrounding environment and is then transformed by some process into generating the desired output(information). When information flows within a specific system, between systems, or between a system and its environment then communication takes place. Output is communication, and communication is the transmission of information.
For any system to function with any degree of quality then feedback is required. Feedback can be generated either internally or externally. Feedback is what maintains a system to insure that it continues to function properly as defined by the user. In all systems the primary goal is survival. Consequently, feedback is the mechanism that delineates where the systems strengths and weaknesses are. Feedback is the mechanism that insures that the systems goal oriented behavior
is attained. With Brain Self-Control, you learn to use the feedback mechanism of your brain in order to survive more efficiently.
The Computer System: Input, CPU, Output, and Storage. Note how similar this is to the human brain...the five sense are our inputs, the CPU is the processing unit or rational thought, our human storage devices are both long and short term memory, and the brains’ output component is in the form of various behavioral actions, speech, etc.(Image Source: Internet)
As stated earlier, every system is composed of inputs, processes, outputs, and feedback mechanisms, but the boundaries that often exists between different systems is not always clear. A system is often defined relative to the observer. For example, an astrophysicist will view the entire universe as a complete system. A planetary scientist will view each solar system as an inpidual system. An earth scientist will view the planet Earth as a system, and an ecologist will view each inpidual ecosystem on the planet as an independent system. To the astrophysicist each of these lower levels compose the sub-systems, components, and elements of his/her universal system.
System: A group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent elements working towards a common goal.
Another example is in computer science. A computer vendor considers the entire computer system (hardware and software) as a complete system, where the hardware and system software are sub-systems of the computer system. The operating component and application programs are actual components of the sub-system software. On the other hand, a software engineer will consider the operating component as a complete system even though it is a component of the entire computer system. Consequently, the operating component is often referred to as an "operating system" by computer scientists. We will assume the role of a computer vendor throughout this Workbook and refer to the operating "system" as an operating component, though both may be used interchangeably.
Your machine computer is like a layer cake: fundamentals, fillings and frostings. Your computer is what the electrical engineers call a "layered system" of elements, components and sub-systems. Two or more elements make a component. Two or more components make a sub-system. Two or more sub-systems make a system. Two or more systems make a factory.
At the center of your bio-computer system is its "think box." Its "brain." The computer's "brain" system (the central processing unit) is just like your biological brain system. The computer's brain system contains both input and output components, as does your skull brain system. In your meat brain, the input components are your five sensors: eyes, ears, nose, tongue and skin-sensors. The output components are your voice, muscle actions, behaviors, attitudes, and beliefs. With your computer, the input components are the keyboard, mouse, graphics tablet or light pen. The output devices are the monitor, printer and sound devices.
Computer Network System: This could represent the brain communicating between different regions. The end result would be the PSTN, which would be a behavior, attitude, value, or belief. (Image Source: Internet)
Your personal computer--just like your head computer---also contains within its central brain various memory components and control components. The memory library in your computer and your skull brain are very similar. One stores data bits---elements---on silicon chips. The other stores data bits---elements---within biological neurons. (Nano-technology is currently addressing how to grow living bio-chips in order to create truly thinking/learning computers.)
The central brain of both the computer and human first ciphers the system software. The system software is the second layer above and around the primary brain core. In the human brain, the system software is that a fore-mentioned program of values, attitudes and behaviors put into the child by parents, teachers, and ones' culture. In the machine computer, the system software is the pre-prepared program of instructions read by the machine to tell it how to work and to provide an interface between the hardware and application programs. These software instructions make-up the operating component and are often referred to as the "operating system." The operating system also does the work of "data management" and "communicating." The third layer is where the "applications programs" are contained. The fourth layer is the "environment" in which the computer/brain system functions.
Just concentrate on understanding the first and second layers for now: the brain core (first) sub-system layer of your computer/brain system and its software (second) sub-system layer. These two layers will get you oriented properly within your head brain so as to start using your computer to self-release your 90% dormant neuronal innovative sensibilities.
1.2 The Operating System
Now just before we start swinging your computer/brain sledgehammer seriously to liberate your wild sentient potentials, we need to settle our comprehension of one more fuzzy phrase of computerize jargon: that concept of "operating system."
An operating component is an organized collection of program elements, command statements, and data elements that are utilized by application programs and system hardware. Both the operating system and applications software are a part of the software sub-system. The operating system is that part of the software sub-system that is employed by the hardware sub-system. Both of these sub-systems (hardware and software) are sub-systems of the entire computer system.
The operating system is designed specifically to manage and utilize the resources of the computer system. This allows for the creation of more computer programs and access to those programs already stored within the system. Below are some simple components that comprise our physical reality, the “application programs” that drive both machine and brain, and the system software that is at the foundation of all computer systems...including bio-computers. The attributes and properties of each component are also provided.
Environment Physical Reality
Operating Component/Operating System
The three regions of the Triune Brain. Each region is a subsystem of the entire Triune System. Each region can be associated with a specific human attribute/property. The Reptilian brain focuses on the four “F’s:” feeding, fighting, fleeing, and reproduction. The Limbic system produces emotions, and the Neocortex (Frontal Lobes) is where the Spiritual and Intellectual centers reside.(Image Source: Internet)
The operating system is a set of programs accessed through command.com that allow application programs to run properly within the computer.
The operating system controls the computer. In essence, it tells the computer's core brain how to "think."
The operating system is the control unit. It is the boss supervisor controlling the entire computer system.
The operating system is the interface between user and machine. It sets up and configures the computer so that it will operate as it should.
Obviously, before an operating system can be utilized the computer must be turned on ("boot-up" in computer lingo).
Boot-up means to turn on the machine or to activate the joint effort of all of the components within the system and can be considered as the:
Boot-up means user-friendly cooperation between mechanical brain and meat brain.
Boot-up means to turn on the power so that the mechanism searches for and then loads into memory the operating system. Your operating system is loaded first so that it can interface the hardware with your chosen application program.
(A) Schematic diagram illustrating the connectivity patterns in the macaque monkey visual cortex (left) adapted from . (B) Architecture of a recent instantiation of a hierarchical feedforward model of object recognition discussed in the text. The colors in the model match specific areas on the anatomical connectivity diagram on the left.
1.3 Function of the Operating System
Now let us touch a bit more complexly--one last time--into the computer science explanation of that crucial computer component; the "operating system." Understand this as best you can through this first reading. Later, you will grasp its vital intricacies better. For now, these words merely add to your slow, steady layering of knowing why your understanding of computers can help you unleash your chained brain.
To repeat, the operating system is nestled within the overall software sub-system. This aspect of the software system manages the hardware and information resources of the complete computer system. More importantly, the operating system provides the interface between the application programs and the mechanical brain of the hardware.
There are two basic types of operating systems: batch and online. With a batch "job" user programs (jobs) are grouped and processed one after another continuously. Batch job processing directs processing without interruption until all of the jobs are completed, thus freeing the user to perform other tasks.
An online "job" can responds to spontaneous requests/ commands from "outside," such as commands entered from online (direct entry of data) terminals.
Again, for any computer system to function it must use that piece of software commonly referred to as the "operating system." The operating component standardizes the way the computer's resources are made available to the user. This, The Computing Brain Workbook, is designed to guide you into controlling your computer's software so that your computer's hardware will help guide you to better control/understand your brain's hardware. You will use your computer software to help guide your computer into re-programming your Self progressively toward/into
100% brain power.
Operating system: A set of programs/ elements that standardize the way a computer's resources are made available.
Continuing with the basic theory of computer science, the operating system of the computer system gives you a foundation of power from which to process future external user commands. This is just like the genetically controlled operating component within your brain system. That DNA controlled inner operating system gives commands which control efficiently external stimuli coming in through your eyes, ears, nose, tongue and fingertips. Eventually, as you master your understanding and control of your computer's operating system, you will use the tool of your computer system to start taking control of your own inner operating component. You will start using your conscious thoughts to take more control of your genetically controlled operating component away from DNA and unto your Self. This will increase your rational thought, primary creative production, body health, reversed-aging longevity, money-making skills and satisfied happiness.
Above is a schematic representation of how the human brain recognizes an object. Note the role that the two hardware devices (system memory) play in the process. The Search Algorithm is an example of the human brain processing unit. (Image Source: Internet)
As you begin to learn how to use a computer's operating component (examples include: DOS--Disk Operating System, Novell, Unix, and OS-2) you will utilize this knowledge to create your own personal "Brain Operating Self-therapy Skills:" BOSS. You will use the model of your computer's operating component to re-program your DNA-controlled brain sub-system via your personal "Brain Operating Self-therapy Skills." You shall be your own BOSS.
1.4 System Analyst: You
Once you begin to feel comfortable with being your own BOSS over your formerly
DNA-controlled brain, you shall use these Brain Operating Self-therapy Skills to further analyze the elements, components and sub-systems blocking your brain into dormancy. With this analysis, you shall un-block. You shall become the master system analyst of your own 90% dormant brain in order to control your own inner operating system to release your full neuronal potential. Systems analyst: The study of an activity to determine its desired end and the most efficient method of obtaining this.
Here is the thought process by which you set-up your Self to be your own system analyst:
- "I analyze in detail the elements, components, and sub-systems of my system brain in order to guide it into working better and better."
- "I analyze with precision the information needs of my brain as I intuitively feel those needs."
- "I analyze retrogressively the sub-systems, components and elements of my presently controlling software: my behaviors, attitudes and values programmed into me by my teachers and my parents during childhood."
- "I compare the two programs: my childhood software sub-system and my current needs sub-system."
- "I change my childhood programming to fit my today needs. I change those childhood behaviors, attitudes and values which do not fit my today needs and make them fit."
1.5 Big BOSS Jargon
As you progressively become boss over your Brain Operating Self-therapy Skills, you will begin inventing specific precision jargon commands to trigger your own bio-computer into precision tuning itself toward better fitting of your today and tomorrow needs to grow. BOSS: An organized collection of programs that is specifically designed to manage and utilize the resources of your brain and to facilitate the creation of future programs and access them.
It is best to start by learning the precise terms and commands that you will need to start re-programming you bio-computer. Use these terms and commands---as is, or modified---in your personal bio-computer's BOSS. It should be noted that these commands are based on DOS and Unix operating system commands, and at one time mastery of these commands was needed in order to perform the simplest of tasks with your computer, today most computers use a Graphical User Interface (GUI) such as Windows, Linux, or the Mac OS to perform these tasks.
Commands: Specific statements which call up specific files from the general memory library. Commands cause your computer to perform specific tasks. You type-in/read-in a machine/brain recognizable command and the machine/brain will do that.
Batch: A series of user programs ("jobs") that are grouped into a "batch" to be processed one after the other continuously.
Batch File: A sequential series of system commands programmed and stored as a separate file and run as a program. Useful for setting up memory configurations: I/O device identifiers and housekeeping chores that the operator/user must perform regularly.
Autoexec.bat: The "automatically executable batch" file is the first file that the computer searches for when the computer is booted-up. It tells the computer where to go and what to do without having to enter fresh commands each time the computer is turned on.
Set-up: Preparing your brain to be calm, settled and joyous about using the computer to discover an infinity of new internal values, attitudes and behaviors.
Cache: Read data is placed into a memory buffer so that the data is available the next time it isneeded and does not have to be read again from the disk.
Some specific BOSS commands based on DOS commands are:
append: Set a search path for data files and/or memories. Join files or programs to currently running programs.
chdir: Change directories.
chketr: Check for errors in thinking and reasoning. (DOS equivalent is chkdsk.)
comp: Compare the contents of two files of memories and/or data.
dir: List the files in a directory.
edlin: Line editor. Edit, create batch files.
erase: Delete a specified file---memory or behavior.
exit: Exit the command processor and return to the previous level. Change from directory to a menu.
fastopen: Decrease the amount of time needed to open frequently-used files and directories. You will learn to recognize certain environmental cues to fastopen certain bio-computer directories.
find: Search for a specific string of text or memory in the memory library.
mkdir: Make a directory.
path: Tells the operating system which directories to search for to utilize external commands.
recover: Recover any bad files in memory storage.
replace: Replace a previous version of a file with a newer one.
rmdir: Remove a directory.
The associations between hardware and function. (Image Source: Internet)
When you use the directory command (dir), then the operating component will retrieve the filenames of all files stored in the root directory or subdirectory and display them. Every computer has at least one directory called the root directory. The root directory is stored in a specific location on the disk/brain, so that the operating system always knows where to find it. The operating system uses the information contained in the root directory to locate other files stored on the disk.
The root directory may be linked to other directories, called subdirectories. Subdirectories are usually the titles of specific application programs. Some subdirectory titles may be Lotus, Corel, Visual Studio, and MSWord. Each of these subdirectories contains all of the files needed to run that specific application.
Here's an example. To run the word processor WordPerfect from DOS you first need to change to the WordPerfect subdirectory. The command is: chdir WordP. You are now ready to run the word processor. All you need to do is enter the next correct command: wp (that is the name of the WordPerfect executable file). The program will then be loaded into the computer’s memory. If you declared a path to the WordP directory in your autoexec.bat, then you don't have to perform the work of changing directories each time you want to run WordPerfect. You can merely type the command wp from any directory and WordPerfect will be loaded into memory.
As you gain experience and feel more comfortable with this learning, you will transfer these computer skills to your BOSS: Brain Operating Self-therapy Skills. That automatically will cause your central nervous system to function at higher efficiency by releasing dormant sub-systems, components and elements into action.
1.6 Pragmatic Problem-Solving With Your BOSS
As you increase your BOSS, Brain Operating Self-therapy Skills, you will become a better system analyst. This will give you access to many new problem-solving programs already genetically stored in your central nervous system. Eventually, you may title these programs Play, Study, Cooperate, Compete, Primary Creative Production, Intelligent Conversation, Trivial Conversation, Grunt Labor, Joy Labor, Success and Love. Some of these programs already may have been programmed into your brain and triggered into activity during childhood---correctly or incorrectly---by parents, teachers and culture.
Let us play with an example that begins to guide you to understand more simply how your brain functions just like a computer. Suppose your automobile will not start on a cold winter morning. But you are a system analyst. So you make a binary yes/no decision: "Shall I take the bus or try to fix it?" You, being the intellectual giant that you are becoming, choose the latter. First, your brain runs a quick directory check to see which application programs are available from your previous experiences with cars on cold mornings. Your brain then searches each application until it finds a key term essential to the solution of your now problem: "Floodgas." Now you circuit into your various memorized Problem-Solving Directories. You command: "chdir:
change directories." This skips the Play Directory, The Trivial Conversation Directory and the “Love Directory. “ Your head computer stops at the previously memorized Autofix Directory. You now command: Fastopen. It instructs you from previous experience: "Wait 15 minute until flooded gas drains through the piston rings into the oil pan, then try again." You do.
If you have used the Problem-Solving Directory several times without powering off, then its files will be stored in cache (pronounced cash) memory and are accessed even faster. A good problem solver also declares a path to the Problem-Solving Directory and goes directly to it each time a problem is incurred without having to search through all of the other directories to find it.
1.7 Specifics of BOSS Functioning
The driving force behind it all: DNA and RNA.
When your Brain Operating Self-therapy Skills (BOSS) are not working properly, then your genetic intelligence does the work. Your DNA chooses that specific directory which will solve the problems at hand. But when your BOSS is working, you do the choosing. You choose which directory will solve the problem.
Within each specific problem-solving directory are files that use the existing knowledge base that is relevant to that specific problem. These files then use that part of your memory library---enhanced by genetic intelligence---specifically aimed at solving that current problem.
While you are in the process of solving the current problem---with or without your BOSS---your brain generates a temporary memory library file. This temporary memory library file is used only for real-time computational activity. This short-term memory is called "secondary storage." When you close the problem solving directory for that crisis---when you get the VRROOMM---then this short-term memory fades and is erased from your neurons. Short-term secondary-storage memory is said to be volatile. Next spring you will not even remember that cold day.
Conversely, long-term memory is placed into "primary storage." It is not volatile. It is
permanent. It is permanently stored in the brain and in the computer. Long-term primary-storage memory may be referred to at any time despite "powering off."
So on that freezing winter morn, upon being threatened by your car's nyeh-nyeh-nyeh-nyeh, your brain created a temporary memory library file of secondary storage while computing the binary yes/no decision: "Shall I take the bus or try to fix it?" Your brain next established a link with its primary-storage long-term memory library directories and files.
Self-Study Skills (SSE)
1. a) What is the advantage to you to becoming a BOSS system analyst?
b)Why do you want to increase your skill of accessing on demand the many software packages stored within your brain by DNA?
c) How can you increase your access efficiency?
2. Write a list of the software programs which currently exist within your BOSS.
3. a) Define the software programs you would like to incorporate permanently into your brain.
b) Write a series of commands which will run at least one of these software programs on demand.
4. a) Why should you periodically write BOSS updates?
b) What will be the role of increased knowledge forcing your emotions to feel the need for upgrading your BOSS?
c) As you continue to learn new knowledges, how shall you periodically write BOSS updates?
5. a) Why is it necessary to have an erase command within BOSS to delete any old unwanted files or directories?
b) How do you determine whether or not an old file or directory should be deleted?
6. a) Why is it to your benefit to erase an old software file or directory from your parent-programmed brain and to replace it with a new one via BOSS?
b)When is it better to merely revise? Give two examples.
7. Play. Draw a schematic diagram of your BOSS. Show the different paths and directories and sub-directories contained within it. Include the supervisor. List your personal command codeword’s.
8. Why must you have a chketr function in your BOSS to determine if "bad sectors" or "reading errors" exist? (You will learn to program in such a command later.)
9. a) What is your set-up routine to boot-up your brain each morning so as to guarantee optimum efficiency of computing for that day?
b) Invent a 100% perfect morning set-up routine that will boot-up your brain into maximum efficiency of production. Write a BOSS autoexec.bat file to program in this efficiency routinely.
c) How much of this routine can you do and can you not do now because of your currently given Lifestyle realities?
d) How shall you change your Lifestyle to nurture 100% brain power?
10. Which directories and files in your brain are controlled totally by genetic intelligence?
Extra Credit (EC)
1. a) Use edlin or copycon to create a batch file that will remind you to grow each day. Call your newly created batch file "grow.bat."
b) Use edlin to edit your computers autoexec.bat so that it will execute grow.bat.
2. Invent a minimum of three do-it-yourself exercises that inspire specific kinds of intellectual/rational growths each hour. Create it as you did grow.bat, but only name it "exer.bat." Edit your autoexec.bat so that exer.bat will be executed.
Cooperative Education Skills (CES): "BRAIN BUDDY BOOSTING:" B3.
1. a) A "Brain Buddy" is one who also is working to use his/her knowledge of computers to self-release whole brain power. Choose one.
b) Write a batch file which daily reminds you to ask you Brain Buddy: "How are you feeling today? What are you working on in your brain?" Call this "bud.bat."
c) Later, add bud.bat to your autoexec.bat so that it is included in your morning boot-up routine. Thus do you transcend a mere buddy into a precious soul mate.
"BRAIN BUDDY SYSTEM ANALYSIS"
1. a) Write a comprehensive list of the positives of your relationship with your Brain Buddy (BB). Itemize your PIES physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual compatibilities.
b) List the negatives of your relationship with your BB. Itemize your PIES in-compatibilities.
c) Have your BB do the same separately about you. Then compare.
d) Apply chkert, comp, edlin, replace, and erase to make your two lists fit each other so as to be compatible for future reciprocal growths.
e) What if your two lists cannot be made to fit each other and are incompatible with each other, indicating future blockage to growths?
Advanced Personal Skills
1. a) Write a list of your negative behaviors, attitudes and values. This is your "Negative Behaviors/Attitudes/Values" directory (neg.BAV).
b) Write an edlin, replace, and erase program which will edit out, replace and erase each unwanted neg.BAV.
c) Write a batch file which will remind you to erase a neg.BAV for that day. Include it in your autoexec.bat.
All following items are Super-Advanced Personal Skills---only for the brave.
2. a) Dir: List the files in your brain directory.
b) Itemize the batch files programmed into you by parents and teachers during your childhood.
c) Which are right and which are wrong?
d) Chsert: Check for errors in thinking and reasoning performed by teachers; by parents.
e) Erase: Delete a specific file memory---a behavior, attitude and/or value---which you judge to have been programmed in wrongly.
3. a) Mkdir: Make a directory of a new value, attitude or behavior which you heretofore have not held. Place it into your long-term, primary-storage, permanent-memory library.
b) Practice that VAB value/attitude/behavior daily until it becomes automatic.
4. a) Many of the programs necessary for generating your whole brain power have been ignored by parents and culture or have been programmed into you incorrectly. Itemize your intuitively felt missing programs.
b) Do a system analysis on your head batch files. Which of these programs needs to be:
5. a) Comp: Compare the contents of two files. Compare your now criticism and judgment of the files of VAB values/attitudes/behaviors put into your memory library by:
• The school system;
• The political system;
• The economic system;
• The military system;
• The media system;
• The religious system.
b) Edlin: Line edit each.
6. a) Erase: How can you transfer a repressed child trauma memory from yourprimary-storage, long-term, permanent-memory library to your secondary-storage, short-term, volatile-memory library so that it can fade and dissolve to forgetfulness?
b) Invent a method by which you power-off and dissolve an un-wanted repressed child trauma memory.
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