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Now would be a good time to put that newly found storage method into practice... That is, using cells to store and encrypt data. I wonder how many cells would be needed to store all that info?
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Computers are limited to the minds of those who built them (humans)
    
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I <3 Science.
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a picture of a one-millimeter cube of mouse brain uses about a petabyte of memory.
That is one heck of a storage device.
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Computers are limited to the minds of those who built them (humans)
. . . that is, until "The Singularity" occurs.
    
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A 3-year old is smarter than a super-computer.
Brain =/= Computer
Time to stop comparing them
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Brain =/= Computer
Time to stop comparing them
There are plenty of parallels between a brain and a computer chip as both have underlying features that are similar in function.

Just as microprocessors have transistors and buses, brains have synapses and neurotransmitters.
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So all things being equal and the average male brain is about 1260 ccm then all we need is 1.26 million petabytes or 1,290,240,000 terabytes. So for the low low price of 98,914,099,200.00 dollars(3TB WD green drives btw) we can have a complete image. But there's good news! Newegg will definitely offer free shipping for those 430 million drives.
Then we just have to pay for the countless man hours provided by people with multiple PHD's. So... double that?
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good news! the science club at my local middle school just figured out a way to store a yottabyte of data on a single carbon atom! theyre expecting the release of these new atomic hard drives in q1 2011!
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post #20 of 21
Amazing stuff. The potential of the human brain is AWESOME. However we first need to unlock that potential. Something that from a social point of view, we are a long way from.
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