Re: brain simulation

From: Keith Henson (
Date: Mon Jun 06 2005 - 22:47:04 MDT

At 06:50 AM 06/06/05 -0400, you wrote:

>In case people here haven't noticed this:
>Seen on
>"An effort to create the first computer simulation
>of the entire human brain, right down to the molecular
>level, was launched on Monday."
>Of course, "down to the molecular level" seems unnecessarily
>ambitious, as does "real time". However, at least this
>system doesn't seem to be likely to go super, since it
>would have to become a biochemist *and* a programmer

I should have read all the posts before I put up a pointer to the same subject.

I don't particularly think that this project is going to do a takeoff.

But one of these days (years) some company will put enough hardware and
programming effort into some project to reach takeoff.

Keith Henson

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