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Old 12th June 2019, 04:03 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by Cheetah View Post
The data throughput from your senses to your brain is far less that you would expect. It is estimated that the bandwidth of your optic nerve is only about 6 to 10 megabits/sek.
As I understand it though, the brain is working really hard to fill in the blanks.
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Old 12th June 2019, 04:14 AM   #42
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The use of a computer-brain two-way interface wouldn't be to make the brain faster or to absorb more information - it would be to outsource tasks that the brain is slow or inaccurate at.
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Old 12th June 2019, 04:27 AM   #43
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Originally Posted by 3point14 View Post
As I understand it though, the brain is working really hard to fill in the blanks.

Yes and it does it so effortlessly.
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Old 13th June 2019, 01:22 AM   #44
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Originally Posted by The Great Zaganza View Post
The use of a computer-brain two-way interface wouldn't be to make the brain faster or to absorb more information - it would be to outsource tasks that the brain is slow or inaccurate at.
I'm not seeing the dichotomy here: outsourcing tasks that the brain is slow at does make the brain faster.
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Old 13th June 2019, 01:25 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by Roboramma View Post
I'm not seeing the dichotomy here: outsourcing tasks that the brain is slow at does make the brain faster.
What I meant is that there would be no "downloading" of data into brain memory - but the brain might get access to a database it can query.
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What I meant is that there would be no "downloading" of data into brain memory - but the brain might get access to a database it can query.
Yeah, that seems like the best way to use that sort of technology if we had it. It depends on the speed of the connection, though. The current state still leaves "downloading" knowledge into the brain as a good option for a lot of things, which is why we memorise things, but not for others (because for a lot of things it's easy enough to google them that it doesn't make sense to bother memorising them). That balance will be different with different technologies but it won't necessarily go all the way in one direction.
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