From: Stathis Papaioannou (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Mar 06 2008 - 06:14:16 MST
On 03/03/2008, Krekoski Ross <email@example.com> wrote:
> Why has there not been any discussion that I can find, regarding the very
> real possibility that quantum entanglement plays a large role in the
> functioning of the human brain?
> It certainly is a factor in the low-level motion of particles, and in a
> chaotic system where local disturbances can lead to large systemic changes,
> such as cascade effects in neurons, it seems to be a significant oversight
> to not at least acknowledge it's likely presence. It has significant
> implications for the processing capacity of the human brain since it
> multiplies the number of interactions by a significant number of orders of
> magnitude, and is also quite relevant therefore in talking about at what
> point we have the machine capacity with current architecture to begin to
> simulate things.
The recent simulation of a rat neocortical column by the IBM Blue
Gene/L computer is claimed to accurately model real brain tissue. This
seems almost too good to be true, but if it is, it would mean that
simulation at the classical level is enough. It would also mean that
simulating a human brain is only a decade or two away.
-- Stathis Papaioannou
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