Project Memoria (Ongoing)

This is an ongoing research and development project intended to explore the possibility of a permanently compressed memory storage and node-to-node data retrieval scheme called “Memoria”; it is applicable to paging requests and database queries. Currently, researchers hypothesize that such a model is more CPU-efficient at data retrieval (as it relies on fetching from a tree rather than a list) and would require less RAM, as the data is only decompressed just-in-time for user interfacing.

However, Memoria also comes at the cost of being less reliable, as there is no guarantee that each path in the memory tree will lead to the data required. This is because its compression mechanism relies on storing the data by order of greatest common denominator, where the presence of common denominators are the determining factor in whether Memoria stores data or not; in addition, the number of common denominators are treated as a measure of relevance between 2 nodes. In other words, Memoria can choose not to store irrelevant information, as well as the order in which data is retrieved. As a consequence of this, any data that contains no common denominators with information that is currently stored, but does contain common denominators with future data will be treated as irrelevant and excluded, resulting in incomplete information. As such, Memoria is not recommended for general computational usage.

Memoria is an offshoot of the ongoing research at Project Technocyte that was spawned upon observing a general and consistent increase in the group efficiency of communication from one generation of technocytes to the next. It is suspected that communication between technocytes will – over the course of their evolutionary history – continuously evolve towards a pattern of memory management that increasingly mimics Memoria (whose algorithm fits the mathematical constraint of permanent maximal compression).

Lastly, it is suspected that the same evolutionary pressures that would lead to the emergence of Memoria in technocytes have already been applied to humans in the course of their evolutionary history. This last hypothesis may be a future study worth considering by DBN Elite, one that would test human memory for evidence of similarities between current human memory management and Memoria.

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