Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Beme: Synapse Update - Biological Brain Still Leads By 43 Trillion

Interesting chart showing the "rivalry" of the biological brain and the technological superbrain that is the internet.  If we accept the rough analogy of the hyperlink as a kind of synapse, we see that the internet is approaching the 100 trillion synapses of the typical human brain.  
But rivalry, of course, is the wrong word in this situation.   The technological brain and the biological brain are increasingly interdependent.  It's fruitless to ask, "Who will win the day?"  The rewards come from thinking about what we can accomplish from our connectedness.

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