February 18, 2013

The 'Singularity' Is Bogus

Antonio Regalado, Technology Review

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Miguel Nicolelis, a top neuroscientist at Duke University, says computers will never replicate the human brain and that the technological Singularity is “a bunch of hot air.” “The brain is not computable and no engineering can reproduce it,” says Nicolelis, author of several pioneering papers on brain-machine interfaces.

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October 17, 2013
Saving Our Data for the Post-Human Future
Ben Richmond, Motherboard
If you want to store information for a long time—like several thousand years—your best bet is still etching in stone. All the newcomers, dating back to paper and moving up through magnetic storage and DVDs, are... more ››