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