It was back in 1999 when Billy "Wicked" Wilson (R.I.P.) from Voodoo Extreme posted a blurb on a piece of software from Quantum Flux called the Virtual Intelligence Matrix. The VIM was a machine intelligence construct which controlled a female 3D character who lived in a virtual world. Billy's post launched a torrent of downloads, and the birth of an online presence for the research and exploration into the nature of the human mind that I have been pursuing for several decades. The new site will bring together the many facets of Quantum Flux. Here your will find information of the status of the VIM, interesting and relevant neuroscience news stories, information about "The Walk in the Forest" concept of human consciousness, and the Image of Perception photo gallery. Thanks for visiting the site, and I hope you find some interesting things to think about.
Combining the ideas that drove the VIM about machine intelligence with what I do as a neuroscientist studying complex neuronal firing dynamics, I'm trying to apply all this to predicting the stock market. Just for fun. Daily stock picks for NASDAQ will be tweeted on the VIM's account, and can be reviewed here.
Vision is an abstraction, meaning that our eyes sense light from the world around us, and then transforms it into a construct in our mind that represents our perception of reality.The Image of Perception is a gallery of the photography of Dr. Colicos, which tries to embody this concept.
Welcome to the home of the Virtual Intelligence Matrix. The VIM is a model of human brain function, which is used to drive a 3D character who lives in a virtual world. Rather than trying to imitate brain function, the VIM is designed to replicate it. The VIM would explore the environment and acquire different behavior patterns with time.