On Sat, 15 Jul 2000, Emlyn (onetel) wrote:
> Imagine if I could get one to run on hardware small enough to put into
> those missile defense system doodads that Spike is a fan of?
Its going to take a lot of compression to squeeze Blue Gene (@ 2000 sq ft
of floor space) into one of Spikes missles... The crossover for human
brain processing power in a human brain sized box is after 2020, perhaps
after 2030, unless molecular computing develops very very rapidly.
> Is it likely that the corporate world would have useful
> uploads going before, say, the US DOD?
In the past one of the the drivers for small, fast, integrated computers
*has* been the DOD. Currently I think it is the cell phone manufacturers.
DOD can see that and can just surf the wave.
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