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By what metric?
The human brain has been estimated to be in the exabyte range for capacity (of both storage and processing potential) when put in computer terms.

Seeing as how the fastest supercomputers in the world are still ranking in the early petabytes, you can extrapolate that the human brain is more powerful than the world's strongest supercomputers.


Now saying each neuron is that powerful might be a stretch, though.
    
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Imagine organic computers!!! :O
like this one episode in eureka ?
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Wow, this is pretty sweet!
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Give this thing a mouth!!!
It *DOES* have a mouth... and it's clearly smiling like a donut!
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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.
where's the proof in that? So far, not a single human being can do calculations as fast as a super computer......

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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.
as of right now, for mathematical calculations, a computer out paces any human... It's why they were built

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The human brain has been estimated to be in the exabyte range for capacity (of both storage and processing potential) when put in computer terms.

Seeing as how the fastest supercomputers in the world are still ranking in the early petabytes, you can extrapolate that the human brain is more powerful than the world's strongest supercomputers.


Now saying each neuron is that powerful might be a stretch, though.
Too bad we have no idea how to tap into the brain's true potential or if it is even possible.
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Unlimited Memory Rom and 5952595u8425428525 GHZ (QuadTrillionbillionmillion Core)

ohh ya.. it can play crysis with super realistic graphic (like RL graphic)
not if it gets laizy...
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Ya, digital computers are great number crunchers, though some problems are solved much faster with analog systems. A biological computer probably won't compete with digital logic in terms of calculation rate, but the adaptive quality of something like a neural network works well for complex tasks like pattern recognition.
It is true that biological systems are better at recognizing patterns, but we have the tendency to read too far into patterns.

Not to mention we still have the potential to be wrong, a trait electronics lack.
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WRONG! We are much faster than computers. Even supercomputers can't match the whole human brain.
I can understand what you're getting at in terms of theoretical processing power, but exactly how much of it is used? [IE The theoretical speed silicone can hit is ~8GHz, and yet we only hit ~4-5 without burning them out]

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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.
Yes, it's driven by many processes. But the computational power of our brains has nothing to do with how a protein folds.

Besides, our bodies aren't trying to calculate every possible way a protein can fold and maintain stability. They simply construct the protein and it folds on it's own.

Also, are there any citations for the brain speed remarks?
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Benchmarks for the human brain, anyone?
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Benchmarks for the human brain, anyone?
I think they're called IQ tests
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