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The Singularity won't be lonely...



Alan Turing, sipping tea: “’The Singularity’ hypothesis claims that in the year 2045 AI will be one billion times more powerful than all human intelligence. Now, I am fond of computing machines, but…”

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“…our brain is a very powerful biological machine that shouldn’t be underrated. Unlike AI, it doesn’t need Big Data for pattern recognition – sparse data is just fine.
“It houses a staggering 86 billion neurons, each with about 7,000 synaptic connections to other neurons - a 3-D computer with well over ten trillion (10^13) nodes. What a network!

“If we could integrate two brains, we’d square the number of connections (10^26) -- add another brain and we’d cube them. Want to scale up processing power and memory further? Just add more humans!
“Our innate biology would leave the Singularity behind in the dust.”

Pythagoras: “Now those are numbers I can get behind! I was a low-number person as you know – focusing on my Monad, Dyad, Triad, Tetrad, and so on. I will need some time - ahem - to explain the cosmic significance of 10^13 and 10^26. Let me get back to you in a couple of centuries.”

The Skeptical DownWest People of Ireland: “Sorry for a bucket of cold water, but connecting brains seems too hard. There is another way: Transhumanism - next Post, #7”
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