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Knowledge Doubling
« on: January 21, 2015, 10:16:03 pm »

In a recent lecture at Harvard University neuroscientist Jeff Lichtman, who is attempting to map the human brain, has calculated that several billion petabytes of data storage would be needed to index the entire human brain.

For example, with a resolution of five nanometers in the x-y plane and 30 nanometers of slice thickness, the EM scan of a tiny tissue sample of 1 mm3 of brain tissue is about one petabyte of raw data.