posted on Aug, 26 2010 @ 03:45 PM
And if you created each cell in a program to do the work of its RL counter part, would you have a digital human brain working like a human?
I take it, this is about the update i added, about slicing the human brain?
To be honest, we don't know.
First, for the spiritual people, what if theres a part of our humanity that isnt physical? what if the "soul" is detachable, or communicates with
the brain through quantum entanglement? If thats the case, then i would reason that theres a part of humanity that we cannot codify. In that case, we
will have a damn good simulation, but it will never be 100% human. what is human anyways? theres not 1 set definition. humans can vary by many
degrees, from person to person.
another thing we need to understand is the distributedness of the brain. The location of any one single neuron is NOT important. whats really
important is the algorithms and patterns it uses. Its kind of akin to the quote from terence mckenna
"it doesnt matter what some scientist in some lab knows. Its all about what YOU know. You cant just say "i dont understand it, but somewhere,
someone else does so i dont need to worry about". the only valuable understanding of the universe is the understanding you make for yourself. Its
you, you have to live with, and you, you have to die with. Its as they say, the last dance we dance, we dance alone.
However, by dissecting the brain and decoding it, we will get much valuable information that will help us design this system.