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Originally posted by nukunuku
well since most humans use only a couple of percents of their brains, all you need to do is wire a couple of PS3s together and youre good to go
Originally posted by AgentSmith
I think Pearson's theory is just plain stupid. He's basing his statements on the technology of the damn Playstation 3?
The human brain will never be "downloaded" or copied in the way that this article is reporting. It is impossible. This guy's an idiot.
Oh your an expert are you? Then maybe you should send a copy of your CV off and replace him as his years of experience obviously mean nothing.
If people had gone round and stuck by retarded statements like 'it's impossible' then we would all be living in caves still.
As the Playstation 3 is going to be one of the most powerful in-home devices available very soon, with 2 terraflops of power, it makes a good example.
If it is 35 times more powerful than the PS2 and it will have 1% of the power of the human brain, then in theory the PS4 will have 35% of the power of the human brain and the PS5 will have 1225% of the power, so in theory it will actually be over 10x faster. Gaming consoles appear to be on the forefront of computer technology and at a relatively low price, so they are an ideal example and somthing that everyone can relate with.
That, of course, would be if it closely followed the current trend.
The most difficult thing to overcome that I can forsee is some form of non invasive (or at least not damaging) bio interface that is also capable of transferring data and at a high enough speed.
Also the fact that experiemtns have been carried out using living matter in conjunction with standard silicon based electronics, I think that the difference between a chemical coimputer and an electrical computer is not as great as people might think. At least it is becoming less and less so.
[edit on 26-5-2005 by AgentSmith]