November 14th, 2014

The future, now-er

A couple of years ago, I posted a blog entry on the advances of Supercomputers, and how close we were coming to the theoretical processing power requires to emulate a real-time human consciousness.

At that time (2011), we had just hit 10 Petaflops. Today, a US company announced they are developing a 300 Petaflop machine (150 Petaflop sustained)

The original estimate I read was that a human consciousness emulation would take about 10 Petaflops, but that got bumped a few years ago to 100 Petaflops.

Get ready for the future, digital consciousness is now a real possibility. OK, there is a little matter of Software, but I'm sure there are a few smart guys out there working on it!