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Part of the appeal of digital computers vs biological creatures like us is that we have the capacity to be wrong AND we're way slower. Why would you want a computer that has the potential to get calculations wrong?
WRONG! We are much faster than computers. Even supercomputers can't match the whole human brain.
    
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WRONG! We are much faster than computers. Even supercomputers can't match the whole human brain.
This is true. Computers only do so much..Our bodies do a million things you don't even know about.
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This is true. Computers only do so much..Our bodies do a million things you don't even know about.
Think of how long it takes to fold one protean. Think of how fast the body does that.
    
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Think of how long it takes to fold one protean. Think of how fast the body does that.
Indeed.

We have 100 billion neurons in our brain.
Each neuron has the power of one supercomputer.

And all of those neurons are connected to 10's of thousands of OTHER neurons.

It's absolutely staggering.
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Think of how long it takes to fold one protean. Think of how fast the body does that.
Pardon me, but that's an entirely thermodynamically driven process which doesn't involve the brain at all. That's like comparing human running speed to a cheetah and saying "but look how fast we can fall off a cliff!"
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Can they put some fuzz on it and call it furmark.
OMG! I can't believe no one pointed out this absolutely GEM of a comment prior to now. I'm LOLing at work and people are looking at me. haha
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Each neuron has the power of one supercomputer.
By what metric?
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Im sorry i cant do that Dave.
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Pardon me, but that's an entirely thermodynamically driven process which doesn't involve the brain at all. That's like comparing human running speed to a cheetah and saying "but look how fast we can fall off a cliff!"
It is driven by many processes. Even a single cell organism has a "Brain". Our brains are way faster, computers have yet to even reach a rat's brain in speed.
    
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We human still don't fully understand our body/brain.etc.. still a long way to go .
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