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"Reverse bootstrapping" Shutdown of the Mind

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From Wikipedia:

In computing, bootstrapping ("to pull oneself up by one's bootstraps") refers to techniques that allow a simple system to load and activate a more complicated system, and this one in turn can load and activate more complicated one and so on. A common scenario is the start up process of a computer system, where a small program, such as the BIOS ("Basic Input Output System" which is statically coded on a mother-board cheap), initializes and tests hardware, peripherals and external memory devices, thus allowing loading of a larger program, such as the loader which can load and execute an operating system.



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The universe is a gigantic non-spatial computer.

— Kedar Joshi