Hey everbody, i was just reading the book “on intelligence” and came across the 100-step rule.

i am no biologist in anyway, so i hope to get some answers here. thank you.

reading the book it seemed to me , that the 100 step rule is used to show how the brain can “calculate” diffucult task in only 100 steps , therefore it “must” use some memorybased system, because there is no way in 100 steps to make so big of a calculation.

after some research i have found out , that there is neuronal divergenz and potentialy very long neurons. This combined implies that within 100 steps potentially the whole brain can be activated in 100 steps. multipel times . it just depends on how many different neurons are activated by the source of activity. if we say one neuron activates 3 more , we have 3^100 neurons activated within 100 steps. i think this is a vast amount.

with this consideration in mind , i dont see the point of this theory. can anybody help me make sense of it?

regards