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Our brains have 100 billion neurons. Each one performs billions of ‘calculations’ per second – roughly similar to a desktop computer. So the brain computer will need to be able to do a billion billion calculations which will require the output of a nuclear power station.
Richard Walker, who works with Professor Markram, said: ‘Our brains consume tiny amounts of energy but they last for 90 or more years.
Originally posted by EmperorXyn
What you see in movies and comparing it to real life is obvously dumb and I think you get that, there is a risk, but small risk if they scientists know what there REALLY doing. Small margin for error, but also small margin to even come a scientist if you get what I mean. There not stupid.
I think they should tackle the origins of the "brain fart" first though. Cure that and we would all save time every day.
Consciousness is another thing. Science doesn't really touch that and the New Age lecturer's (for want of a better term) had more to say about what it is. I left with the view that the detail / the spark of life is beyond detection and exists on all planes: macro and micro.
Originally posted by Pigraphia
reply to post by sting130u
The number affected seemed a bit off, but I wonder if that was globally.
It could also be counting all the spectrum disorders.
Such as those who have mild Aspergers like me, or OCD.
I've learned to deal with them since they are mild but other people have it much worse than I do.
I'm actually very happy with helping those with impairments.
After taking care of my Father who had Alzheimer's I find it very hard to watch TV shows, read books, the news, or read news papers when they deal with Alzheimer's patients.
If we can even improve their lives 10% it would make the patients and their families suffer much less.
I hope we make serious strides in that department.