Bruno and Jason
   The complexity issue concerns me, perhaps because of the Deep space
9 episode:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Life_Support_(Star_Trek:_Deep_Space_Nine)
                                                             Ronald

On Dec 16, 11:39 am, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 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

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