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Re: [ARSCLIST] ^ Re: [ARSCLIST] Telemetry Tapes
On 19/08/06, steven c wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Don Cox" <doncox@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>> Humans are far from instantaneous. At dusk, it can take you as much
>> as a quarter of a second to see something.
>> But we are highly parallel, and I think the future of computing lies
>> in having millions of processors in the CPU. The Cell chip used in
>> the new games machine has eight, IIRC.
> Wonder if we could solve these problems by figuring out how to wire
> about a million cats in parallel...
> (A challenge that boggles MY mind...)
> Steven C. Barr
> (and Ecru the cat)
Or a few thousand million nerve cells.
The other feature of a brain is that the memory and the processors are
integrated. You don't have a separate CPU and RAM as in current
A colour film is more like the brain than a computer is. Not only does it remember an
image by storing it in halide crystals, but when the film is processed there
are interactions between the layers (carefully designed by the chemists)
which are in effect analog image processing, and are similar to the
interactions in the retina and visual cortex.