If the Brain was a Hard Drive, what's it's capacity?

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BossMac

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I don't know don't ask me!!! So if the brain was wired as a hard disk drive for your PC, how much data can be stored in it?

Just got the idea from watching Chobits...

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i would say infinite >:D
and its also has different quality depend on ppl brain :D
some has great speed and big swap file
other has slow speed and less swap file
thats the unique about brain
u dun know when it will dead :D

this also remind me about ghost in the shell~
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i can't say that ours has infinite capacity but it still has great volume! Then why can you remember some things you did 5 years ago but can't remember things you did 5 minutes ago?

our brain is a one myterious piece of hardware!!!

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Mine would only be able to hold 5 megs. I'm not that smart.

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The lack of memory or lapse in what you may or may not remember isn't automatically the result of failed storage or deletion. That isn't to say things aren't lost, though; I sure don't know what actually happens. We don't know how the human brain really works in regards to memory and thoughts/consciousness. As a result, it's difficult to say what might be an appropriate answer to your question.

Sci-fi movies have speculated and given hypothesis (something like a lot of terabytes of storage, for example), but I would place a vast amount of space if I were trying to build the hard drive equivalent. I would say it's large enough that we don't exactly have a number that can properly quanitify it. However, I would not say it is limitless. There is likely a definite limit, even if it is rather huge.

  • Mar 21, 2005
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I don't know but I read somewhere that it is speculated that from cradle to grave, we use only 10% of our brain caapcity. So, where is the other 90%?

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I think the capacity would be a few hundred terabytes.:)

90% of our brain is used remotely by aliens, it's true!!! XD

  • Mar 21, 2005

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I'd say more than 90% cause we only use like 5% of the brains capacity... I'd never use a brain as a storage device... There would be huge holes in the data!

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Joe:"And I'm the master of Soul Calibur."

Me:"I've got a...uh...uh...oh yeah, a Pornographic memory!"

  • Mar 21, 2005

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But info in the brain may not be stored digitally, so capacity would be hard to difine. Also it stores all info in relation to all other info - sort of like compression.
What would be more interesting to concider is how much "hidden" info is stored in the brain...

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Depends on what it's holding, you can hold a lot of info in a Text file for a small amount of space, but I don't think our brains are made up that way.

I would have to say, near infinite, considering we barely use any of our brain.

  • Mar 21, 2005
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Too much, if you think all the images, videos, words, musics and other things we remember!

  • Mar 21, 2005

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I once heard that the human brain is capable of processing 2Gb of data per second. I don't knw how the heck you can measure this nor if it's true or not. Did anyone else also heard about it?

It still sounds strange to me to indicate human capacities with these computerterms.

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Quote by jakulitoi can't say that ours has infinite capacity but it still has great
volume! Then why can you remember some things you did 5 years ago but
can't remember things you did 5 minutes ago?
our brain is a one myterious piece of hardware!!!

it has some bad sectors 8D

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Our brain is still mysterious, but about any thing can have memory but the way we have to measure it varies a lot. A piece of metal can have a form memory and would reshape itself when it is heat up. How can we give it a capacity ? Our brain is different of a hard drive, that why I don't think we can give it a capacity as Gb.

(we only use 10% of our brain capacity, but if we use more it could be come dangerous, that why we don't use the 90% that remains)

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All I can say is that if my HDD was as reliable as my brain I would have taken it back for a refund long ago!

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  • Mar 21, 2005

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See if you can find one of those 5 1/4" ds/dd floppy disks. Find a 1541 floppy drive and a Commodore 64, and format it. Now load the disk up with all the data it will hold, some massive 340kb if you use both sides. Next head to the nearest university that still does tape backups and find the bulk eraser. Set the disk near it for a week. Come back after that and see how much is still comprehensible on that disk.

Yeah, that's me.

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lol the Brain compressed into a floppy disk. I don't think so. **Snickers**

Ever watched Ambrosia - Crystal Line?

They calculated the human brain to be 2 850 Gigs of space. O_o **Hides into the bushes**

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lol the Brain compressed into a floppy disk. I don't think so. **Snickers**

Ever watched Ambrosia - Crystal Line?

They calculated the human brain to be 2 850 Gigs of space. O_o **Hides into the bushes**

2.8 TB of space? i dont beleive that, brain can hold much more o_O

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i think it depends on how tired i am... a sleepy tired brain cant hold as much, when im most active/awake i woudl guess about 120GBish, enough to hold the memories of my life in video format

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  • Mar 22, 2005

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I believe that a typical brain has a capacity of around 1 TB. All of the memories we have and all of the "voice files" we have contribute to this high capacity. It would be higher, but many of the files in our brain are compressed.

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everbody seems to be saying that the brain can hold alot, but if we were to provide a robot with human-like capabilities and make it learn, then how much memory would we need to give it! or if human were able to store memories digitally, how much would memory would it require?

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everbody seems to be saying that the brain can hold alot, but if we were to provide a robot with human-like capabilities and make it learn, then how much memory would we need to give it! or if human were able to store memories digitally, how much would memory would it require?

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i think it holds alot but somehow there is probably some virus blocking or deleting the important stuffs......such as what we study and all......but we can always remember stuff like a movie we just watched and loads of those unimportant stuff the brain is like an unsecured PC

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