Only in hindsight will you make the connection between where you are going to end up and your present training program. You will never know what or why until much later.
This recalls to mind an idea that I've meant to float here several times but don't think I ever recalled it while at the board. It is a combination of two ideas... that of "consciousness of
" and the idea of a moving average
Digression / For those unfamiliar with the idea of a moving average, the term gets used a lot in relation to stock price. For the 'trailing 12 months' this would be the average closing price on each of the days that stock was traded over the last year. In the olden days you might have reviewed your stocks quarterly, and the trailing 12 months average was, at least theoretically, a sensible approach. But if you are a day-trader, you might be looking at the trailing 3 hours. Structures found at any of the levels seems to be fractally related (in that they are similar), and various structures seem to be predictive (head and shoulders curves, double bottoms, etc) / digression
Then, the larger or longer the moving average of consciousness, the bigger the picture it seems to circumscribe .... the shorter the moving average (assuming the same data density 'per glance') the greater the detail.
That is the departing notion.... some possible directions are:
* For any given application, there is probably 'best workable focus' (that is, in terms of moving average of data points to be presently considered) of consciousness. Since there are so many forms of data streams, instantly this question expands to a whole set of questions.
* Presumably, a more sophisticated form of consciousness would oscillate across several different moving-average rates. Ideal, this would occur at a frequency that exceeded all the rates of the various data floes.
* The share-price metaphor suggest a variety of other questions to consider, but there are a variety of moving-average applications that may suggest other ideas as well.
So </jumps out of now-returned-to-earth spaceship> thynes, your statement there brought to mind that a larger, or more backed of view, may or may not help to put things into perspective. I don't mean that as advice... rather, I am trying to puzzle something out for myself, 'out-loud', so to speak. Sometimes sharing this modeling debris is useful to others.