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Antti.Roppola at daff.gov.au
Wed Mar 17 17:34:28 MDT 2010
I developed some metrics on this a while ago:
- the indivisible fundamental particle of intelligence is the "Cluon";
- one Cluon is the amount of intelligence required to operate a light
- other activities can be described in terms of the number of Clouns
0 Drool (autonomous reflex)
1 Operate light switch
30 Walk and chew gum at thee same time
100 Tie shoe laces
1000 Install Internet connection
1x10^4 Understand and compute IPV4 network notations (addresses,
networks & masks)
1x10^12 Write your own kernel, hypervisor, network stack or RCS
Some researchers have theorised about what energy might be given off by
splitting the Cluon.
Now for something Completely Off-Topic:
In the world of Physics, there's Energy/Work and Power (Energy per unit
time), Joules and Watts.
In computing we have MIPS (work per unit time), so what's the equivalent
And how does that relate to 'thunks' by people??
Is there work done on measuring/reporting the computational 'cycles' of
brains on standard tasks??
As in, "I don't wish to waste more than 6 'thunks' on this problem"
or "is this worthy of consuming many collective 'thunks'?".
We will now resume normal programming... [Silence] :-)
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