I am more worried for the biologically handicapped in the future. Computers will get faster, brains won't. By 2029, it is predicted $1,000 worth of computer will buy a human brain's worth of computational power. 15 years later, you can get 1,000 X the human brain's power for $1,000. Imagine: the simulated get to experience 1 century for each month the humans with biological brains experience. Who will really be alive then?
Jason On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 9:22 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote: > On 8/15/2011 4:18 PM, Jason Resch wrote: > >> You seem to accept that computing power is doubling every year. The fruit >> fly has 10^5 neurons, a mouse 10^7, a cat 10^9, and a human 10^11. It's >> only a matter of time (and not that much) before a $10 thumb drive will have >> enough memory to store a complete mapping of all the neurons in your brain. >> People won't need to freeze themselves to be immortal at that point. >> > > But they'll have to be rich enough to afford super-computer time if they > want to really live. :-) > > Brent > > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To post to this group, send email to > everything-list@googlegroups.**com<firstname.lastname@example.org> > . > To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscribe@ > **googlegroups.com <everything-list%2bunsubscr...@googlegroups.com>. > For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/** > group/everything-list?hl=en<http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en> > . > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.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.