Connection Machines

Nope, nope not topics I want to cover. The problems with pushing off a topic are I realize how complex the topic is and it becomes something too large to confront at once. Still, I have an hour and twenty minutes to write this so I’ll see what I can come up with. And I’ll write to right away so that if I notice that the topic is more complex I can make a sequel tomorrow. (I’m adding this halfway through writing this post just to tell you I don’t know what inspired me to do this, it wasn’t the original goal I had when approaching the topic, but this blog is about exploring and developing ideas so I gave it a go.)

We humans are connection making machines, but some of us are better than others so I propose a connection making test. it won’t be perfect or even good, and state of mind will be a serious factor so I recommend everyone do a breathing exercise, (for at least five minutes, but 10 minutes is optimal,) before. (3 seconds breath in, 3 seconds hold, 3 seconds breath out. The reason I’m only going for 3 seconds is that then I can get the same response from any reader, to help get everyone in the same state of mind.)

For now, the first version of my test is this, I’m taking thirty randomly generated words, ordering them so that I can find at least two connections between each one and the next.
The test is this take {a predetermined period of time, I thought half an hour but that makes attention span an issue, so 10 minutes.}
Take the following list and try and make connections between each entry and the next. Write or draw something for each connection, and when your done count the number of connections you made.
For the prototype test, If there is one continuous line of connections between three or more entries the connection is worth one point for each entry it connects. Up to two connections between only two entries are worth one point and for every two additional connections between those same two entries, one point is added. The first connection between two non-subsequent entries, not part of a series, is worth one point with no points being added for additional connections after that. The final score by the end of the ten minutes is counted. (The test would still be better if people could take an hour or even two. so it didn’t feel like a race.)

  1. Shock
  2. Effect
  3. Angel
  4. Gesture
  5. Tray
  6. Pig
  7. Quantity
  8. Density
  9. Loot
  10. Killer
  11. Final
  12. Valid
  13. Command
  14. Requirement
  15. Related
  16. Mild
  17. Disaster
  18. Exclusive
  19. Representative
  20. Express
  21. Disaster
  22. Adjust
  23. Discuss
  24. Approach
  25. Monkey
  26. Motivation
  27. Passage
  28. Gas
  29. Disk
  30. Feature

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.