This topic is broken off from the Any questions for Jeff? topic.
I love your analogy . We have almost a 1000 users on HTM Forum, and the HTM School series has almost 40K views total. I have been managing this community for over 3 years now, and I’ve seen steady linear growth in our community across all metrics. I think YouTube has helped a lot.
Why isn’t everyone jumping on the bandwagon? I think because HTM represents a stark contrast to currently held beliefs about intelligent systems. It has been hard for the Machine Learning community to accept our claims because the nature of biologically intelligent systems does not expose a lot of opportunities for the mathematical proofs the ML community values.
Another aspect is that HTM Theory is hard to understand! I’ve been trying to make it more approachable with YouTube videos, but honestly before they existed it was very hard for laypeople to dig into HTM theory because they would need to read very technical papers and understand pseudocode to really get how it worked.