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Can light signals be used to operate a siclon chip across across a miniature brain like grid?

This is fascinating.
The human brain has billions of neurons (nerve cells), each with thousands of connections to other neurons. Many computing research projects aim to emulate the brain by creating circuits of artificial neural networks. But conventional electronics, including the electrical wiring of semiconductor circuits, often impedes the extremely complex routing required for useful neural networks.

The NIST team proposes to use light instead of electricity as a signaling medium. Neural networks already have demonstrated remarkable power in solving complex problems, including rapid pattern recognition and data analysis. The use of light would eliminate interference due to electrical charge and the signals would travel faster and farther.

"Light's advantages could improve
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180728084146.htm

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They're working on it, and I think they'll succeed.
I'm pretty confident that we'll one day have photonic systems. Not just for the transmission of data. We do that now. But the computers will do their thing via photons.

As I recall, the computers aboard the fictional Enterprise were supposed to be photonic.
Those writers were pretty good at predicting the future.

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331 day(s) ago
I agree. Many SciFi shows focus on formulas that attract audiences. The general public seems to like apocalyptic bang bang blow'em'ups.
I'm not a big fan of Science Fantasy either. I would place Star Wars in that category.
It was essentially Sword and Sorcery Fantasy in a futuristic setting, geared for the Sesame Street generation... (The big hairy guy Chewbaca was equivalent of Big Bird)
It had all the components of Sword and Sorcery Fantasy... The Black Knight (Darth Vader) The Wizard Merlin (Obi Wan) The Princess in distress (Leia) Young King Arthur (Luke Skywalker) Swords (Light Sabres)
It's like Lukas took Arthurian legend and futurized it. That's not imagination. It's formulaic.

philosopher
331 day(s) ago
The best Science Fiction is based on extrapolating from know scientific fact. They create a fictional story based on the possibilities. That is what made the Sci series about wormholes good. Expanse has some of that. The HBO series on sentient robots started out that way and went into a dark mysterious world of doom.
To produce shows based on know scientific facts, possibilities, potential they hold for humanity must be expensive and time consuming. Quality Scfi does not it. Fantasy shows are never good and are always dumb.

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