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I wish I can unlock my brain powers!
post #22 of 121
This is awesome:
"Back in 1986, pocket calculators represented about 40 percent of all computer capacity, beating out PCs at 33 percent and servers at 17 percent"
post #23 of 121
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Originally Posted by flashbulb View Post
can people calculate pi to a million digits in seconds?

yeah, I didn't think so.
Trolling, much?




The human brain is something of beauty and should never be compared to a computer. It will take a long time for a computer to be able to learn, create and "feel" as humans do. I, for one, don't even want to see it happen. Even if a computer is capable of achieving these things, it will still be distinctly, non-human (go figure).

Just realize all the things humans have done in the past 100 years (including creating these amazing machines) and sit there and think about it for a minute. Think just what you do every day, the fact that your brain facilitates your ability to communicate with people on this site, enables you to walk to the fridge; these simple things are not only amazing considering the circumstances, but do you really believe a computer can replace your mind, much less your "heart"?
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Cool story

I wonder if I can hook myself up to my motherboard. Will I be compatible?
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Its hard to compare Brains and Computers, both aren't build for the same purpose. The brain isn't purposely built for Adding,And'ing,Not'ing etc. its more geared towards maintaining your body and help perceiving things.

Except the automated functions, the brain works primarily like a giant nested "if/else" statement.You are literally fed those instructions as you grow, almost everything you do is condition based. Ever wonder how you end up in a "I don't know what to do" situation? That's because your brain hasn't been fed how to handle that situation yet,maybe a derivative of it, but not the exact one.

A CPU just runs circles around your brain when doing mundane tasks. I don't think there's an Autistic Savant who is faster than a modern day CPU. Try consciously running 10,000 binary instructions in a second(hell try running even 1 instruction).

Comparing power(here) is like comparing potential, sure your brain has more potential but guess what, you can't consciously use it! So lets stop comparing the human brain with a CPU, its not a fair comparison.
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Sigh, these types of comparisons are utterly meaningless. The human brain CANNOT compute (or even remember) decimals of pi anywhere near as quickly or accurately as a computer.

But i would love to see a computer write a novel.
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I read something about that we are using around 8% percent of our brain power?
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a while ago i read an article of how our brain computes vision in terms of distance, clarity, lighting and such and which means our link between brain and our eyes is better than gtx 580 sli and a core i7
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A computer is nothing like a human.

The human brain is more powerful in some ways, but computers are more reliable because they function on pure logic.
    
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post #30 of 121
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Originally Posted by ENTERPRISE View Post
Actually the Human brain is much more than just computational power. Imagination is something arguably just as powerful and that is something no machine can do as of yet.
Funny you mention imagination, I was just thinking about mine today.

It's a shame, the best times of my life were when I was a child. Too bad I can't go in my backyard and re-create entire war scenes anymore.

Well, I could. But I'd end up on YouTube.
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