Brain Simulation

While reading “Out of Our Minds” by Sir Ken Robinson —published in 2003 — one prediction that blew my mind was the possibilities of backing up our brain information. It was not convincing, even considering some forty odd years into the future. I did a Google Search to discover that actually the book quoted a prediction by renowned futurologist Dr. Ian Pearson.

“By about 2040, there will be a backup of our brains in a computer somewhere, so that when you die it won’t be a major career problem.” – Ian Pearson

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A Cloud on the Horizon?

According to a recent post on the official website of the U.S. Air Force, Defense Department officials are looking to move away from the Department’s decentralized network of computer servers and data centers and transition into cloud computing. Robert J. Carey (Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Information Management, Integration and Technology) reportedly said that budget restrictions and the need for better efficiency is driving the department and military services toward cloud computing. He further stated that “stovepipe solutions…..cannot be afforded any more.”