Re: Is SETI dangerous?

From: Matt Mahoney (matmahoney@yahoo.com)
Date: Wed Sep 26 2007 - 14:17:56 MDT


--- Jos Raeiro <zeraeiro@clix.pt> wrote:

> How about coding a software that can replicate DNA mutations?

It has already been coded. The question is how much computing power do you
have to run it?

>
> Matt Mahoney wrote:
> >
> >
> > The DNA of E. Coli has 4 x 10^6 base pairs. The human genome is about
> 1000
> > times larger. Also, cognitive models of human long term memory is about
> 10^9
> > bits, on the same order of complexity as our DNA.
> >
> > So it means the equivalent progression from bacteria to human could be
> > compressed into 20 years if Moore's law holds. And maybe the next 1000
> fold
> > advance after that will again be 10^8 times faster.
> >
> >
> > -- Matt Mahoney, matmahoney@yahoo.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>

-- Matt Mahoney, matmahoney@yahoo.com



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