03 August 2010

Whole Brain Emulation: Fascinating


  1. Dosen't get good until about 15 minutes into it, but very interesting. Perhaps most interesting is if consciousness was present during the simulation.

    Could one determine if consciousness is present during an insect brain simulation? I wonder if a bee was simulated and put into the virtual world and it behaved like it would in the real world, does that mean that if the same was done with a human brain, we could put ourselves into an artificial "body"?

    Would the simulated bee brain need a simulated world? Why not give it sensors into the real world and let it interact with it. Could be harder to give it sensors into the real world though...

    makes me want to go back to school...

  2. The speaker says he knows a lot about how single neuron cells function, is more information about that available?