Re: NEURO: Advanced neurons?

The Low Golden Willow (
Sun, 16 Mar 1997 13:45:42 -0800 (PST)

On Mar 15, 10:58pm, Anders Sandberg wrote:
} On Thu, 13 Mar 1997, The Low Golden Willow wrote:
} > possibly being more complex than had been thought. Nonlinear responses,
} > multiplicative instead of additive functions, and shifts in dendritic
} > This could make uploading harder, if they're doing more computation and
} Yes, but not significantly harder. We already have quite elaborate
} cellular models, and given the technology needed for an uploading
} scan we can certainly learn enough about the neural trickery.

There's not just trickier to figure out; there's requiring more data for
storage. John and Eugene have had their debates on how much data the
brain encodes; the article seems to be evidence for Eugene's position.
And it may argue against Drexler's extreme miniturization ideas; the
brain could be less shrinkable.

Merry part,
-xx- Damien R. Sullivan X-) <*>

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