[ExI] Josephson Brains was Re: Is the brain a digital computer?

Jeff Davis jrd1415 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 16:09:36 UTC 2010

While it adds no substance to the info here, I would note that the
"Extra" in ESP is not extra at all, but rather perception by another
non-magical modality.  Human non-understanding of some natural
phenomenon does not make the underlying mechanism 'magical'.  You know
what I'm saying.  ESP has acquired a  meme-tone of spooky magicalness,
and I'd like to revise that silliness.

Best, Jeff Davis

 "Everything's hard till you know how to do it."
                         Ray Charles

On Thu, Feb 25, 2010 at 12:05 AM, Damien Broderick <thespike at satx.rr.com> wrote:
> On 2/24/2010 11:19 PM, The Avantguardian wrote:
>> I see how Josephson junctions do act a lot like biological neurons. But
>> there are also other features of JJs that are "value added". One thing that
>> springs to mind is that Josephson junctions are also used in
>> super-conducting quantum interference devices (SQUIDS) because they are
>> extraordinarily sensitive to minute magnetic fields. SQUIDS can even measure
>> the tiny magnetic fields produced by biological brains. The implications of
>> this ability are quite interesting. Artificial brains that could detect or
>> perhaps even read the thoughts of other brains might be possible. Kind of
>> like built- in ESP.
> Of course Josephson himself accepts the reality of pre-installed human ESP.
> Damien Broderick
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