Pharyngula

From John Pavlus:

How to make a Singularity

Step 1: “I wonder if brains are just like computers?”

Step 2: Add peta-thingies/giga-whatzits; say “Moore’s Law!” a lot at conferences

Step 3: ??????

Step 4: SINGULARITY!!!11!one

There are other, perhaps somewhat more serious, rebuttals at Rennie’s Last Nerve and A Fistful of Science.

Now run along, little obsessive Kurzweilians, there are many other blogs out there that regard your hero with derision, demanding your earnestly clueless rebuttals.

Comments

  1. #1 Brain 2045
    August 23, 2010

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    Henry Markram, a man who probably knows something about the complexity of the brain says that it’s possible to simulate the whole human brain on a computer in 10 years:

    Check this 2 Astonishing lectures of Henry Markram:

    (watch them in full screen)

    1.
    http://neuroinformatics2008.org/congress-movies/Henry%20Markram.flv/view

    2.
    http://ditwww.epfl.ch/cgi-perl/EPFLTV/home.pl?page=start_video&lang=2&connected=0&id=365&video_type=10&win_close=0

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    Very interesting article from the ‘Seed’ magazine:

    Part 1:
    http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/out_of_the_blue

    Part 2:
    http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/out_of_the_blue/P2

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    Few more interesting links about this project:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/sci/tech/8012496.stm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz5IUaRr8No

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLCT3wU4fek

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