This was my Facebook posting on 02009.11.20.
It’s all about augmenting human intelligence. What happens if somebody cracks (“hacks into”) a person’s brain implant?
“It’s possible now, more than ever, to augment human intellect.” — Bill Joy (from an article about Doug Engelbart titled “The Dream of a Lifetime”)
I tweeted the following two days ago
Covered peta-scale computing in class yesterday. Student asked: Why supercomputers? Tomorrow they’ll see http://ow.ly/DkwZ
Nutshell: “IBM has simulated a brain with 1 billion neurons and 10 trillion synapses–about the equivalent of a cat’s cortex, or 4.5% of a human brain.”
The computing roadmap at the end of 02009: 20 petaflops by 02012 and 1,000 petaflops (one exaflops) by 02018-02020.
[extra] While writing this blog entry, the following tweet from @hrheingold was received.
Engelbart’s 1962 “Augmenting Human Intellect” is well worth rereading every year or two.
I retweeted Howard Rheingold’s tweet and added the following bookmark to my Delicious.com account.