Think of your brain as a necktop computer. Which, of course, it is.
Your brain’s computing power, with its massive network of over 100 billion brain cells, is around 100 TFlop/s (“teraflops” or trillions of calculations per second).
Each one of your billions of brain cells is like a computer processing unit–taking information IN and sending it OUT. It’s the earth’s supreme intelligent machine. And, you are a lucky owner.
The problem is how to boost your brain’s software because the software you are currently using is over 2500 years old!
DID YOU KNOW?
In 2008, the worlds #1 supercomputer is Roadrunner–at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico USA–which was built by IBM.
It has set a new record of 1.7 petaflops.
But human brains are still better than supercomputers in many respects.
Brains are portable. Roadrunner is the size of two basketball courts and weighs 200 tons.
The average brain is 56 cubic inches and weighs 3.3 pounds.
The human brain is distinguished by its ability to think and create in addition to simply processing information quickly.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE …
There’s one big difference between your brain and a supercomputer: consciousness.
You are aware of this difference and a computer is not.
Computers do not have emotions, thoughts and dreams. At least not yet! Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly developing emotional capabilities in computers and robots.