Receptive Capacity

03 Nov 2015

Distributed Receptor-Based Computing

in Ceptr, Decentralization, Receptive Capacity

Receptor Network[I shared this brief in preparation for the Rebooting the Web of Trust event in San Francisco November 3&4 2015.] 

The MetaCurrency Project’s requirements for decentralization combined with a commitment to leveraging organizing principles of living systems led us to invest a lot of time in the past 5 years developing Ceptr. Ceptr is a rebuild of much of the computing stack optimized for decentralized sense-making, computation and composability. This means semantics baked into the lowest levels of memory storage, self-describing protocols which let anything talk with anything else, blockchain-like abilities for decentralized data storage and computation.

26 Nov 2014

Ceptr Design: Receptive Capacity Breakthrough

in Ceptr, Design, Language, Receptive Capacity

[This is an excerpt from the current draft of the Ceptr Revelation that I want to reference in other blog posts.]

Connectivity Blue painting from UniversalUV.comOne of our big breakthroughs in our system design came when we were looking at how to maximize composability. In contrast to our foray into XGFL, we wanted it to be easy for everything to be functionally mashed together.

We were talking about language and how amazingly composable it is. How, from a traditional computer science perspective of starting with ontological units, the conversation we were having was all constructed out of a couple dozen phonemes, which we used to construct word parts, and in turn constructed words, then phrases, then sentences, then narratives.

This way of thinking seems completely valid – even obvious. However, in another way, it is also completely wrong.