posted on Jan, 13 2014 @ 04:00 PM
reply to post by zilebeliveunknown
I don't think the superior computing power of the human brain compared to machines that would seem
vastly more powerful than our own minds
necessarily proves that we are being sabotaged. Granted we idle our brains a lot and use our computers non stop, which allows the computers to close
the gap a bit, but besides that a lot of our processing power goes into things that don't impress us, like walking.
Suppose you wanted a computer to walk exactly like a human, using all the same senses and mechanics.
Well just to see where it's going and act accordingly It's got to correlate two separate video images, calculate distances, recognize objects,
analyze data with respect to any relevant information in the database as it relates to the operation in progress.
It hasn't even actually got into the motions of falling forward, measuring inertial guidance, and acceleration, correlating that to the video as
well, and precisely timing actuation of not just one drive mechanism, but many muscle fibers which all must be moved in sync, so that a series of near
falls become a smooth forward motion.
The brains limits are a matter of architecture- we can't repurpose resources to any task necessarily, but when people do hack their brains to
distribute work across other areas, such as using mnemonic tricks to encode long numbers as visual memories, you end up with people who can rattle off
the bar code of everything in their grocery basket faster than the clerk can ring them up with a scanner- so the evidence of our true power is there.