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63. World Wide Brain

24 Mar

FACT: You are probably smarter than you think, you are certainly doing more than you think. You are controlling your own breathing, heart rate, temperature, internal humidity, digestion and so on…

What you may not know is how large this is. In 2007, the combined power of every general computer in the world was capable of performing 6.4 × 1018 actions every second. That’s around six trillion four hundred million billion actions. A not unimpressive number.

Hear that number again… six trillion four hundred million billion. That is an unimaginably large number, yet you are doing that right now. Your brain, assuming you are human of course, performs around that number of actions every second. Compared to computers you are a bona fide genius.Now remember, you are smarter than millions of computers combined. Now think that there are six billion humans.

Computers are still in their infancy, and whilst they seem impressive; nature is far more grand.

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Posted by on March 24, 2011 in Trivia

 

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One response to “63. World Wide Brain

  1. Ogundiran Ayobami

    June 15, 2013 at 08:38

    If my brain is truly better than millions of computers combined,performing impressive functions,I have to have new assignment — a quest for the discovery of my brain.

     

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