Nature provides prime examples of multi- tasking
WE all hear this stuff on all media outlets about how women are so good at multi- tasking.
One of the ads shows a female juggling her kid, programming and shutting the oven with her toes, unlocking the car with her other hand and kissing useless hubby goodbye while heading out the door.
Yeepers! I would not want to be married to such a person. You would feel so inferior ( being a mere male, stupid and incompetent!).
The idea of multi- tasking was first proposed in multi- user PDP- 8 or forerunners.
What it actually means is time- slicing: this is where you devote 100 per cent of your effort towards one activity for as much time as is needed. Then you switch and do the same.
When your loved one is busily talking about something you do not need to know or think about, you move on to another task, again 100 per cent attention, until you get interrupted.
In a computer system these interrupts get prioritised, and I suspect the
computers, human brain works fairly closely to that. “What did you say, honey?”
An octopus has brains in one of each arm. In that circumstance I can believe in multi- tasking. Hence, I believe in distributing intelligence, energy generation and power generally.
I get encouraged by flocks of birds and shoals of fish reacting to a threat; I suspect we do not need politicians if we become rationally enlightened.
Read the Null- A series.