Friday, January 30, 2009

Computers and Brains

According to Carr information technology is best understood as the latest in a series of broadly adopted technologies that have reshaped industry over the past two centuries - from the railroad to the telegraph to the electric generator.
Nowadays explaining the difference between the brain and a technology device is pretty difficult. It became so confusing that some people consider that they are almost the same. thing.,

In order to clarity this confusion here are 4 important differences between them:

-Brains are analog and computers are digital.
-Processing speed is not fixed in the brain and it is lacking the system clock.
-No hardware/software distinction can be made with respect to the brain or mind.
-Processing and memory are preformed by the same components in the brain. In the computer they are not.
-Brains have bodies.
-Brains can not run windows.
-Computers can be turned off.

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