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Who the hell do you think programmed it?
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The human brain has all the processing power in the world.
Unfortunately 99% of the time our software sucks.
Sounds familiar ...... *cough* ATI
    
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OCN: the only place where people compare brains to computers.
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can people calculate pi to a million digits in seconds?

yeah, I didn't think so.
How do you think a computer is able to do that?

Because humans programed it to....
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I disagree. If you take a child and leave them alone, if they even survive, they will be extremely limited in cognitive capabilities. Not much more than an animal in some cases. People require input from people as well.
But people have the ability to gain more knowledge than what is shown to them from other people.

The potential for the brain to be infinite in power is there, even if most people are not capable of reaching their potential. People requiring input from other people is nurture, but naturally, possibilities are endless for what human beings could know.
     
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thats not really a fair comparison since our brains are watercooled and most cpus are not. wheres the clock fr clock comparison?
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i wish my brain can run crysis.. 999999 k fps
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I don't think you can compare CPUs to the human brain at all. Think about comparing a car to a human, the car is fast only if a human fuels it, maintains it, builds a road for it, controls it... you can't separate human from the machine, so you can only compare a human runner versus a car used by a human.

In the same way, CPUs can't do anything other than what it is explicitly programmed to do by a human. It can mimic human thought only so far as a programmer can put that emulation into ultimately inflexible code. The slowest computer can be faster than the smartest human in tasks that a human programs it to do, but take a billion times the processing power of all the computer processing power in the world and you won't get the creativity of a monkey much less a human.
Edited by Nightbird - 2/12/11 at 10:41am
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>World's total CPU power = one human brain

But can it run Crysis?
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People keep talking about the brain and the human mind in nonsensical metaphysical terms. It stinks of pseudoscience.

The brain is a physical object of entirely quantifiable qualities and the mind is simply the act it performs. Near complete understanding of it, and the ability to replicate or indeed surpass it via artificial means is not only likely, but probably inevitable.

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When all the computational power you need is already inside your skull.
Not even remotely true.

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Originally Posted by xxicrimsonixx View Post
A brain is infinite in power (because of imagination), and computers are limited to what our brains give to them... Makes sense...
The human brain is a finite mass of finite complexity. It most certainly has limits.

A powerful (relatively speaking) imagination is not an unlimited imagination.

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Can processors come up with unique idea on their own, without any input whatsoever?
Yea, I didn't think so.
Neither can any human mind.

Experience is our input.

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Originally Posted by JTD92 View Post
I read something about that we are using around 8% percent of our brain power?
That's a combination of misunderstanding and myth.

it's nonsense.

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I dont understand how they can say all the computers in the world equal a single human brain. We have no clue how powerful the human brain nor do we know its limits.
We know more than enough to hazard a guess, if given specific criteria to work with in.

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I'm waiting for the day that computers become so powerful human brain emulation becomes a reality.
I would expect this to happen well within the lifetime's of the majority of OCNs members.

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Originally Posted by BKsMassive View Post
No. the most you of your brain you can uses is about 5-10%.
you can't uses your subconscious.
Nonsense.

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Your's can't. Brains created Crysis for crying out loud...

I say, we are the ultimate computer man kind will ever create.
Much of Crysis was created on systems that could never run the game.

Tools always lead to better tools. I see no reason why this will not eventually apply to humanity, the human brain, and the human mind. We do have the capacity to understand ourselves, therefore we have the capacity to improve ourselves.

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Originally Posted by L D4WG View Post
How do you think a computer is able to do that?

Because humans programed it to....
We have programing of our own, and it didn't even take a mind to create it.

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Originally Posted by xxicrimsonixx View Post
The potential for the brain to be infinite in power is there, even if most people are not capable of reaching their potential. People requiring input from other people is nurture, but naturally, possibilities are endless for what human beings could know.
Infinite and endless? Not even remotely so. Profoundly vast, sure.

Any finite quantity multiplied by any other finite quantity is still finite. This is a basic principle that cannot be denied.

Unless you can fit infinity between your ears, your brain and mind do have hard limits.
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