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!

• 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.

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.


  1. computers are working joined to my fingers that connects to my brain
    and my emotions[anger frustration when it dont wont cant perform]it may not have its own emotions, but it has some connection to mine

  2. My brain is organic and not a machine, however it does respond to programs and new software feed into it, somewhat like a computer. It also responds automatically to things about 95% of the time, that I am totally unaware of. These automatic responses are hard wired into our ethos of body functions and activities.

    However, there is more than a necktop brain, there are at least two other brains, the heart and gut brain. Most of the time they are also on automatic and they rarely communicate with the necktop brain. What’s the software for these other brains? How do you communicate with with something that is on automatic and you are not aware of its influence on our everyday decisions?

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