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Old 10th October 2021, 01:36 PM   #72
theprestige
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Originally Posted by HansMustermann View Post
Most of the problem is really: we're nowhere near having that kind of hardware power yet.
It may turn out that emulating a brain in transistorized hardware just isn't possible. Even if it checks out in theory, the material requirements may well be prohibitive.

Relevant xkcd.

So okay, I'll grant that maybe a matryoskha brain around a neutron star could emulate in pure hardware. But what would backing that up even look like?
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