On Wed, Dec 15, 2010 at 7:57 AM, ronaldheld <ronaldh...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Jason: > I do not think a neutron take more trhan a finite amount of voltage > to be able to fire. I do wonder if merely replacing the bio parts by > processing hardware, do you lose the part of the complexity of the > mind? Np problem with an antimatter man and mind. > > If the mechanical replacements have the same repertoire and behavior as the biological parts I don't see how the complexity would be lessened. Many people feel lessened to be thought of as a machine, but they probably don't fully appreciate just how complex of a machine the brain is. It has 100 billion neurons (about 1 for each stars in this galaxy) and close to 1 quintillion connections or 1,000,000,000,000,000 (about 1 connection for every cent of US debt). People aren't familiar with man-made machines anywhere near this level of complexity and so it is understandable that one could doubt a machine acting like a human. However, I think this is mainly a prejudice instilled by the types of (comparatively simple) machines we deal with on a daily basis. Jason -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-l...@googlegroups.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.