Re: NEURO/IA: "Brain Not Evolving Any Time Soon"

Chris Hind (
Tue, 28 Jan 1997 11:12:49 -0800

> And if the brain was larger, nerve signals would also have farther to
> travel from one area of the brain to another, possibly limiting its
> efficiency as well as any advances in processing power, according to
> the article.
> Because of the delicate balance between the size and number of nerves
> and the blood needed to nourish them, the brain is now at its maximum
> capacity -- or at least within 20% of capacity -- in terms of
> intelligence, the researchers concluded.

So big deal? Our current structure is limited. Add a little Quantum
Processor PPM
(Plug 'n Play Module) here and an Enhanced Sensory Input coprocessor PPM
there and you've got a better brain. Or how about entirely new structures?
I forsee a day when we're all uploaded into biomechanical brains
(bio/silicon combos probably) than can be constructed out a wide variety of
materials with entirely different structures. We can be gradually uploaded
onto these new platforms from our current "hamburger-helper" brains just as
we can upgrade from a 486 to a Pentium. I can see the machoism already!
"Did you check out that new NeoSapian DX8, thats some hot shit man! I'm
lookin to upgrade my box to Braindows '35". Remember computer lingo is
nothing more than the 1950s male car talk of the 21st Century!

"Risk: You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage
to lose sight of the shore."

Chris Hind ( Upward, Outward, ACTION!
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