Ontologies don't simulate the brain in any common sense of the word simulate.
I agree. In fact if you read back *I* never gave ontologies as an example of brain simulation.
If you don't see the difference between "simulations"
I do see the difference. I'm saying something quite a bit more subtle than that. Let's say we do emulate the brain using transistors and fail to achieve strong AI. Then you could come back and say "that wasn't a real emulation for it to be a real emulation you actually need to perform the exact same chemical processes as the brain with a computer". What I'm saying is that all of those are simulations, is just that the level of resolution is finer.
Are you alleging that Cryo-TEM lacks the resolution,
No, just saying that it will take quite a bit of time before we can apply techniques such as those to the entire brain. This is not unlike sequencing the human genome, for which we had the basic tools long ago, and still took ten years of concentrated effort as well as biochemical and algorithmic breakthroughs to finally complete the task.
Back to the subject: high level simulation failed, Kurzweil the suggests to try lower level simulations which is only more difficult (but not without reason) and and then gives himself an absurdly short time span and declares it a certainty that it will happen by 2029. This makes him an outright crackpot.