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Neurosurgeon: we may have underestimated the neuron
Stuart Hameroff on Singularity 1 on 1: Consciousness is More than Computation!

The gist seems to be that the human brain / mind may be a bionano computational device, not a cellular one, in which case uploading a human mind could require substantially more computing power than the 1e18 b + 1e18 b/s OA EG states.

It might also explain the remarkably complex behavior of some seemingly extremely simple lifeforms that have no central nervous system.

If this is true (and human civilization survives that long), the singularity will likely occur, but may be further away than most transhumanists believe.

It also suggests to me that it is likely we might have very convincing pseudo-AIs by the time the first true AI is created, making it all the more plausible that early AIs could conceal their true level of sentience and intentions.

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Neurosurgeon: we may have underestimated the neuron - by FrodoGoofball - 03-29-2014, 08:38 AM

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