[extropy-chat] Desirability of Singularity (was Are ancestor simulations immoral?)

Damien Sullivan phoenix at ugcs.caltech.edu
Mon Jun 5 21:23:25 UTC 2006

On Mon, Jun 05, 2006 at 04:03:00PM -0400, Martin Striz wrote:

> I'm not sure what you're comparing here, what a neuron could
> accomplish if all of its energy input were used for computation rather
> than metabolism (and minimal loss as heat)?  Or are you suggesting

The brain is 2% of body mass but 20% of body heat; I expect most of the
energy is being used for computation, or to maintain readiness to
compute.  Of course this might be in neurotransmitter recyling as well
as in spike trains.

-xx- Damien X-) 

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