I'm glad you latched on to the most important part of the meme (the GP was just parroting a meme which has been making the rounds lately), which was the problematic formulation, and not the message it was trying to convey.
despite the oversupply, universities are actually opening new law schools and increasing class sizes.
Due to the oversupply; everybody wants in on law and somebody's gotta teach it!
The design of the brain is in the genome. The human genome has three billion base pairs or six billion bits, which is about 800 million bytes before compression, he says. Eliminating redundancies and applying loss-less compression, that information can be compressed into about 50 million bytes, according to Kurzweil. About half of that is the brain, which comes down to 25 million bytes, or a million lines of code.
Meyers' "tangent" about biochemistry is spot-on. In order to simulate a thing you must first understand it, which we are nowhere close to doing when it comes to the gene-brain relationship. Meyers talked about genes and brains only because Kurzweil said it first and made some silly extrapolations about the complexity of the human brain. Kurzweil talks about the genome like it's a long computer printout and you can just read it and understand how to build to a brain -- or at least, deduce the operating principles of the brain. That's not how the genome works at all and in ten years we're not going to be anywhere near close to understanding it.
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