I’ll conclude my pitch with two more notes, offering references. Those who are interested can contact me directly (and soon - April 4 non-USA patent application deadline).
(1) This article, found by Roger Wagner, is an example of the challenge that, for real-time stuff, is answered in detail by my invention. All you CSP people are familiar with the kind of assumptions implicit in these “impossibility” results.
Roger asked if my stuff dealt with this. I replied:
I think it does, in that it does not assume simultaneity, but does assume coordination (as they define it) on a point-to-point channel. They dismiss this because of the response latency, but that is a sign that they are still stuck in the centralized DESIGN mode of thinking. A rather detailed design that assumes coordination (orderedness) and channels-that-can-fail (i.e. A then B if B arrives, but B may not arrive) is the orchard sensors in Crawl-Space Computing.
In the human world, information and action flow around, always with delays. When things fail, there is a fall-back. The ITOCA patent applies this to computing. Part of it is the fall-back or crude approach that will be fast enough even if things fail with the “digital” approach. Notice that it is possible to know that things have failed under the coordination assumption if you design them right, which I do in ITOCA, using the authority tasks and construction tasks.
The details refer to my Amazon book “Crawl-Space Computing” and to the patent, http://www.google.com/patents/US20140101663 .
(2) Here is something with a synergy with my invention.
"Up to now, the bottleneck has been synthesis," Burke said. "There are many areas where progress is being slowed, and many molecules that pharmaceutical companies aren't even working on, because the barrier to synthesis is so high.
"It is expected that the technology will similarly create new opportunities in other therapeutic areas as well, as the industrialization of the technology will help refine and broaden its scope and scalability."
On Mar 11, 2015, at 8:19 AM, Larry Dickson <tjoccam@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: