posted on Feb, 13 2004 @ 05:19 PM
on off signals, a chemical map of 1 and 0's is how memories are stored. The same way a computer does it.
"keys" which just like the computer related counter part are used to index the "memory" by a variety of criteria so that it can be cross
referenced. Each word that you "know" is cross associated with every other word to form complex strings of data.
Hence a historical fact of Dr. Tesla can be added and then later recalled in numerous ways. By association to Tesla's work, by date of discovery, by
a concept, by a place etc.
so that when your mind is focused to recall data lets say about capacitors, Tesla might come to mind, and then maybe what year, or what place, or who
he was with, or what the project was, or what happend etc.
Each "linking" key word then leads to other "key" words and other strings of data that could either apply or not apply.
And you as a person then decide what the criteria is for the data that corresponds to what you need. ie you might recall a data string but it may not
apply to question you are trying to remember so you discount that part of the data (in your sub mind ) and therefore "break" the link of that data
string to the "key" in the question that you are trying to recall the data for.
Technology is the application of the process of information in mother nature.
Hence why so many scientists are going back to nature to imrove on technology, because in almost every instance there is an example in mother nature
that outperforms what we can mimic with current technology.