the brain is not a computerFebruary 8 2009 at 7:28 PM
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using the computer as a metaphor for the brain does not work.
no one yet knows how the brain works, so no metaphor is going to make sense.
when a human dies and undergoes brain death, instantly massive neuronal damage begins. if you have a family member who has suffered even minor brain damage, you know how bad this can be. People can have strokes that are not visible, yet lose large amounts of brain capacity.
combining brain death, brain damage, cooling damage, freezing damage, oxygen damage, and the physical damage to the brain, there is no hope at this time of reviving the mind that was in that brain that has undergone brain death.
on top of this, the natural Entropy of the universe will continue to destroy the brain. so don't worry too much about what Kurzweil says in his books, its easy to write science fiction in books. you just start typing and drink coffee all night, and make stuff up that would be cool if it were real.
I have a machine that enables me to fly with antigravity wearing a small backpack, driven by cold fusion free energy.