The debate "The brain has certain chaotic elements that could not be computed or reverse engineered" was started by
August 10, 2014, 1:39 pm.
15 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 5 people are on the disagree side.
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I_Voyager posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
tkershaw3, TheDentedHelmet, KaterinaVinther, Kirito, AdamChase, transfanboy, Trance and 8 visitors agree.
Mr_Anonymous, I_Voyager, Sosocratese, PsychDave and 1 visitor disagree.
I agree that we are still a long way off, but quantum computing lets computers create truly random numbers, while people tend to follow similar patterns. For example if I ask people to pick a random number between 1 and 10, people will do their best. Almost no one chooses 1 or 10 and very few take 2 or 9. 3 and 7 are very common, with 4 and 6 being slightly less common and 5 being almost all rare as 1 or 10. That is my experience anyways based on an experiment in a psychology class. We are already able to predict a great deal about human behavior, so with enough computing power, and a sufficient understanding of why people do and think as they do, it is plausible that we will eventually be able to replicate the process. We already intuitively do it ourselves when we rehearse what we are going to say in a conversation with someone. We are preparing what we will say, but also predicting what the other person will say.
Perhaps a specific brain, but we could potentially use a combination of genetics, nanorobotics and computer modeling to track the growth of a brain and then by understanding the principles of brain-development, make designer brains from scratch. But we won't be there for a long time.