Crusader (email@example.com) at http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=00/06/22/1224215=nestedhttp://www.technetcast.com/tnc_program.html?program_id=82http://www.transhumanist.com/volume1/moravec.htm
First of all, each element in the central nervous system contacts somewhere between
1000-10,000 other elements in the central nervous system. [The] most complex
machines that we build, typically the fan out - this contact rate - is on the order of 10.
A close colleague of mine, Murray Gell-Mann [Ed.: Nobel Prize winner in Theoretical
Physics; Distinguished Fellow, Co-Chairman of the Science Board, Santa Fe Institute,
see website], is fond of saying, "when I go three orders of magnitude, I go to a new
science." So here is one "three orders of magnitude" effect here.