Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
March 16, 2016
With all the transhumanist talk about downloading and uploading memories, and the growth of concerns about artificial intelligence, it was bound to happen sooner or later: Whitley Strieber’s Unknown Country website is reporting that a biotech company has now constructed a simple computer using artificial neurons, in this article brought to our attention by Mr. V.K.:
The reasoning behind the move is clear:
The 100 billion neurons that make up the average human brain represents more than 40 petaflops of processing power — roughly 500,000 times the power of a typical iPad — and is far more energy efficient than our current technology: The world’s most powerful supercomputer, China’s Tianhe-2, has nearly the processing power of the human brain, but uses 24 megawatts of power, as compared to the mere 10 watts that the human brain requires.