I wonder why hotgym does not use Datetime encoding input as distal input to TM. Now it just takes Consumption and Datetime and mix it together for SP proximal input. Distal connections are only between cells in TM.
It makes very much more sense to me,that we try to view incoming consumption in the context of time. Consumption activates minicolumns; datetime(&previous TM state) makes predictions by activating cells.
Note: Not only hotgym but also NAB detector works this way.
If it would be otherwise, is there any problem with that? I struggle to find anything about that, kindly asking to point me in right direction.