Luke (raveler1) wrote in futurewatch,
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Computers

How long would you think it would take to model a human brain on the cellular level? According to researchers at a joint IBM and Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) project, two years. IBM is supplying the equipment, and the EPFL is coding it. The computer being used has a processing power of 22.8 terraflops (that's trillion floating point operations per second).

After there's a model of the human brain, what's the likelihood consciousness and intelligence could be simulated? There are already reports that at the current technological increases, the Playstation 5 could hold all the information of a human brain. Sounds like the timetable is moving up for "ghosting" your personality.

Links:
CNN article on the project
Guardian Unlimited article on the Playstation 5
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