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A kg is about 2.2 lbs. A gram would be one one-thousandth of that. .0022 lbs. I'm fairly certain that the chip weighs more than that. Maybe closer to an ounce.

A cubic centimeter of water weighs one gram for reference.
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post #82 of 121
Quote:
Originally Posted by flashbulb View Post
can people calculate pi to a million digits in seconds?

yeah, I didn't think so.
wow......you think a computer is better than a person, 1 word GOD!
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post #83 of 121
As long as a person is making a machine then it could never be as complex as the human mind because we dont even know the complexity of our own brains and we dont even use the full potential of it. Since a machine would be limited by what a person can make it I dont think a cpu or therefore any machine will ever be able to be on par with the human brain, but who knows what the future holds.
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How did GeoHotz and his team of hackers obtain the PS3's root key, something that a computer would have likely never figured out?
You can throw as many anecdotes out as you want, but it is simply impossible for humans to calculate math functions anywhere near as quickly as a computer. FACT.
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Originally Posted by MagicBox View Post


Who told the computer how to do it?
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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....
Irrelevant. Humans created cars too, but we can't run at 300 kilometres per hour.
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Originally Posted by Psilocybe View Post
You also have to remember that a typical CPU chip (the actual chip) probably only weighs a gram or so (maybe less?). A human brain weighs well over a kilo. So even if both were computationally equal, a brain should still be 1000x faster.
Useless comparison.
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wow......you think a computer is better than a person, 1 word GOD!
i weep for humanity
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post #85 of 121
Wait till I overclock my brain. It will equal twice the world's total CPU power.
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can people calculate pi to a million digits in seconds?

yeah, I didn't think so.
Good job bud. I think you just won at life.
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Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha View Post
You can throw as many anecdotes out as you want, but it is simply impossible for humans to calculate math functions anywhere near as quickly as a computer. FACT.



Irrelevant. Humans created cars too, but we can't run at 300 kilometres per hour.

Useless comparison.

i weep for humanity
You compare mental consciousness of the human brain to the raw abilities of a computer. From what we understand of the brain today, mental consciousness equates to about 10% of consciousness. Your whole assumption leaves out 90% of the conscious brain activity. This doesn't even skim the brain activity that is done automatically, or pre-wired raw reflex responses.


It find a LOT of people in this thread post ridiculous and horrid responses. It makes me sad.
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You compare mental consciousness of the human brain to the raw abilities of a computer. From what we understand of the brain today, mental consciousness equates to about 10% of consciousness. Your whole assumption leaves out 90% of the conscious brain activity. This doesn't even skim the brain activity that is done automatically, or pre-wired raw reflex responses.


It find a LOT of people in this thread post ridiculous and horrid responses. It makes me sad.
Still waiting for proof that the brain can calculate millions of decimals of pi in seconds
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Originally Posted by T3h_Ch33z_Muncha View Post
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.
I guess you've never heard of Rain Man.

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However, we still do not fully understand imagination or consciousness. If we built a neural networked computer, would it start being creative? If so, at what point does it cross this threshold? What is creative?
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Got lazy and only read about half this thread so if this joke was already said, my bad..

I want to overclock my brain.
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