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The Human "LAN"

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posted on May, 20 2011 @ 02:13 AM
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It is okay to say that the brain is a computer, but to think that it is the only factor in thought would be a big mistake. Every computer I know about needs a designer, a programmer, and a user. And all those entities can think, too. I strongly suggest you step back and look at the entire computational system for your model of a "thinking machine."

Remember: Designer, programmer, user, computer. You need all four. Account for all four and you will have a "thinking machine" but I don't think it will be JUST a machine, because I don't think machines can "think" without the other 3 elements present.

I looked at your thread because of the theme of human "networks." But these are living, breathing things. They are a way that society works. People DO link up and share what they know and farm out tasks to specialists, just like they do with computer networks. But, a computer network would just idle if it had no users or at a minimum, no programmers. And it would "die" without a power source. So you have to keep all those elements in the picture if you want a network that actually does something useful and doesn't just control a bunch of microbots that go around mindlessly killing cockroaches or something.




posted on May, 20 2011 @ 02:42 AM
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The biggest problem i see is our current technology and lack of understanding of the brain itself

While PC's transfer data internally at almost 300,000,000 m/s, or 50,000 times faster than the human brain. But, even with this huge advantage, computers cannot approach the processing ability of our brains. There are some very efficient, and unknown, methods at work to produce this result, but it's clear that the brains geometry and compact arrangement of the brain — is part of the reason. It is also thought by many that the brain is like a quantum computer - which we are only still starting to dabble with.

A Lan itself does not solve any issue. Computers are fully scalable, meaning putting the processing over a whole lan, wan or keeping it within a single pc or laptop is not going to make a difference besides more power.

There are 2 things that make a computer - software and hardware, and without understanding the software of the brain there is no point messing with the hardware.

I liken this to trying to build an emulator, you have software processing and hardware processing - a good emulator will use both.



Can we reverse engineer the brain - I absolutely believe so
are we close - no where near IMO
edit on 20-5-2011 by byteshertz because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 20 2011 @ 08:59 AM
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Based on human knowledge and capabilities, by bringing together some of the greatest minds in science, I'm am absolutely convinced that an artificial and fully functional learning brain can be created, there is no reason why this is not achievable.

Chip sets faster than the human brain, fiber optics for information pathways, software for general overlay of thought processing, firmware as rules and boundaries. Think of the artificial brain as a super capacity hard drive that has been partitioned and each partition contains a specific human behavioral patterns based on a given set of actions. The for emotional response, a third underlining layer could be created and connected to all parts of the "logical" 2nd layer.

At first the artificial brain would not understand any emotional reactions or any response pattern but with time and teachings, it could learn, be "brought up" and raised in a specific manner using human values.......



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