[ExI] Ethics and Emotions are not axioms

The Avantguardian avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 6 10:09:08 UTC 2007

--- Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 06, 2007 at 09:33:15AM +0200, Eugen
> Leitl wrote:
> > If you want to run a more meaningful benchmark,
> let's assume
> > #1 of Top 500 (a 64 kNode Blue Gene/L) is a
> realtime mouse,
> > and just scale up the mouse brain volume to 1.4 l.
> For that particular useless benchmark, assuming
> linear scaling 
> (it scales linearly up to 4 kNodes, but takes a 20%
> hit at 8 kNodes at
> 1/8th of the "mouse" on Blue Gene/L, whereas #1 is
> 64 kNodes), 
> there's a factor of 3000 between a "mouse" and a
> "human", by 
> just scaling up volume.
> Notice the caveats (it doesn't work even now), and
> the 
> scare-quotes. 
> Using more meaningless handwaving (Moore <mutter>,
> that puts
> things at about 18 years away from us, or at 2025.

Are you modeling individual neurons as single bits? I
mean wouldn't you say that a biological neural synapse
is more an analog switch (or at least a couple of bytes)?

Stuart LaForge
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