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Monthly Archives: July 2011
…till we get a genuinely brain-like computer? According to this, we’re not too far away: The most powerful computer on the planet would need 8 ½ minutes to simulate less than ten seconds of normal human brain activity. That same … Continue reading
We know from Ray Kurzweil’s work that technology not only begets new technology, but accelerates the development of that new technology. Here is a prime example of that phenomenon as applied to the study of the brain. Compare this to … Continue reading
You’ve heard the buzz about nanotechnology. But, what is it and why is it so important? Learn the answers to these questions from this noted physicist. Here’s a teaser: One of the goals of nanotechnology is to create nanomachines on … Continue reading
Oh, this is so cool. Eric Drexler is working on a new book. Will be out next year. It’s called Radical Abundance. A must read for Singulatarians. Radical abundance is a concept that should be dealt with in-depth. And Drexler’s … Continue reading
Neuroscientist David Linden thinks so. I contend that our understanding of biological processes remains on a stubbornly linear trajectory. In my view the central problem here is that Kurzweil is conflating biological data collection with biological insight. It’s clear that Linden … Continue reading