Simulating the Human Brain

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Slashdot said:
"What cool things can be done with the 100,000+ cores of the first petaflop supercomputer, the Roadrunner, that were impossible to do before? Because our brain is massively parallel, with a relatively small amount of communication over long distances, and is made of unreliable, imprecise components, it's quite easy to simulate large chunks of it on supercomputers. The Roadrunner has been up only for about a week, and researchers from Los Alamos National Lab are already reporting inaugural simulations of the human visual system, aiming to produce a machine that can see and interpret as well as a human. After examining the results, the researchers 'believe they can study in real time the entire human visual cortex.' How long until we can simulate the entire brain?"
Source: http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/06/13/2014225
 
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Coming soon... I Robot!
 
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So how exactly does the brain get stimulated?
 
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Nice.. one step further into developing avanced AI, thus giving the human workforce a major boost and leaving millions of professionals completely jobless all around the world.
But seriously though, hope this leads further into MEDICAL research.
Scientists obviously dont realize the consequences of their actions, theyre too ambitious.

Who said knowledge isn't addictive.
 
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This is just a bad idea.. I have a feeling our future will become like The Terminator.
 

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