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Kurzweil on the Future

shura57 Re:Maybe not THAT low hanging (300 comments)

An average brain neuron takes its inputs from an _average_ of 7000 other neurons, with the max being somewhere around 10k,
Purkinje cells in the cerebellum have sum up about 100k inputs. Purkinje cells are the sole output of the cerebellar cortex. And the cerebellum has as many neurons as the rest of the brain (~10^10). So your point is very valid, just an order of magnitude or so short on the estimate.

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Medical Records as Google Docs

shura57 shura57 writes  |  more than 6 years ago

shura57 writes "I was in the doctor's office today and, to my amazement, saw parts of my medical record in a Google Docs spreadsheet opened in the doctor's browser. Apparently it helps the doctor to work across several medical campuses. However, I don't find it a good reason for having my private data on Google's servers. When I choose to use Google service, I am doing (or not doing) it with my eyes open. How does this go together with privacy regulations like HIPAA?"


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