Re: virus: kurzweil cuts the mustard

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 8 Jan 1999 22:55:47 -0800

Joe Dees wrote:

>Self-awareness as a godelian phenomenon resulting from the breach of
>some critical product of the quantity of neurons in the brain and the
>complexity of their interconnections... [snip]

Quanity? Complexity? I wonder?

The Neanderthal's brain was larger than ours. (But then, .WAV files are larger than .MP3s too...) I suspect the real advance was in compression codex, not the hardware being used.

-Prof. Tim