While our brain is not a computer, it might be thought of as a weird conglomerate of software: algorithms which had to be created ad-hoc, with legacy systems everywhere. Perfectly adapted but not optimised. May run into edge cases, has bugs here and there but is capable of running for a long while – Never change a running system, ey?
- Keywords: psychology, systems
- Source: Project Hail Mary von Andy Weir, Randall Grace
- We can’t survive on high load only: the-brain-on-idle-mode
- It’s embedded: systems-dissolve-when-their-parts-cease-to-work-together