A couple of us engineering students were working on installing a car stereo in our friend's car. While under the dashboard, I felt obligated to open the fuse box and jumper his blinker to the interior light and his horn to his brake light.
We watched him drive off...when he hit the brake the car slowed and the horn blared. Problem was that it startled him and he took his foot off the brake and drove into a bush. Luckily, no damage was done and we happily fixed his braking problem. When I got in the car with him six months later, his interior light still flashed with his turn signal!
This is an very good example of our minds fixing into regular activities. It is never a horn sounds when brakes are applied.So when this happened he could not steer the vehicle properly. The mind is as big as space and it is so powerfull.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.