Evolutionary design of spiking Neural Networks
One statement that follows immediately from the fact that the brain is a neural network is that every computation performed by the brain is a collective computation, not some other kind of computation. Not a digital computation, not a quantum computation, not some other flavor of computation - collective computation and collective computation exclusively. Even thought processes that seem like they would be digital, such as adding 1 and 1, are in our brains performed via collective computation and associative memory.
An adult human brain has about 100 billion neurons. The number of synaptic connections is not precisely known, but estimates vary from 100 trillion to 500 trillion. Not just what neurons are connected to which others (the “topology” of the neural net), but also the strengths, the “resistance” (in electrical analogue terms), of each of those synaptic connections are also important to the collective computation process. If you vary the connections, you potentially get a different computed result. If you vary the connection strengths, you potentially
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Happen. The people in very high positions want a one world currency.
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