Re: Uploading and Nanotech

ChuckKuecker (
Mon, 20 Apr 1998 09:01:05 -0500 (CDT)

At 13:35 4/19/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Do you think that MRI technology seemed like "Buck Rogers" science 30
>years ago?
>Bare in mind, that I know very little about neuro-physiology. Is there
>some type of electromagnetic signature emitted during the neurological
>event? like the manufacturing of NTs? If so, could a finely tuned system
>driven with supercomputing ability track the billions of reactions
>simultaneously? Could such a system also be used to build a model of their
>Woah, I'm sure that sounded very naive some, but I'm curious how far away
>we really are from developing brain scanning systems..
>-= deluxe =-

Imaging, as distinct from 'reading' or 'uploading' is already here in
several forms. PET scans, MRI, and CT are well known, and resolution is
increasing steadily.

The problem I see here is: Does anyone really know how memories are stored -
is it holographic, physical location, or wiring? Is the brain serial or
parallel in it's processing? How much of the brain's activity is electrical
and how much is chemical, when it comes to actual thought?

We are still in the infancy of learning exactly how the brain works...

Chuck Kuecker