X-Message-Number: 13647
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 08:14:42 EDT
Subject: Re: CryoNet #13629 and  learning to read brain

 HOWEVER, to be revived in a computer form does not look very likely
 at all without much more understanding of how brains themselves work.
 No doubt, if we DO understand that, we might make devices which will
 imitate brains at the proper level. (Notice I said "devices", not
 computers. >>

A quantum nondemolition brain reader is not a product you buy in the
supermarket. It must be created step by step. At each level, a partial
machine will be tested on some samples. In the process we will learn
to build the next step AND something on brain structure.

This point is a fundamental one: Creating a QND brain reader is both:
a technological adventure and a brain research. When the full system
will be ready we will know how the brain works.

Computers will be usefull for raw data processing, not to run the brain

Yvan Bozzonetti.

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