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IP Address Space for Brain

Designation of part of IP address space to refer to neurons and regions of our brains.
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The total number of neurons in all of the humanity's brains is in the order of 10^21. The number of IPv6 addresses is in the order of 10^38.5, so, plentifully sufficient to address each and every neuron a 100 quadrillion times over.

Given that we have a general trend by Neuralink and Kernel to link our brains to the internet, it's an imperative that we need some way to address their mental locations. So, allocate a subspace of IP addresses to address the neurons of our brain. Each of us could then enjoy our neurons being globally addressable.

What's more, when talking about a mental illness or relationships, it's not about who is together with whom, it's about which of our neurons are together with which other neurons.

Mindey, Nov 28 2019

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       Seems excessive. You don't have an ip address per bit
theircompetitor, Nov 28 2019
  

       For [xenzag] you'd get away with a 255.255.255.0 subnet mask ... "Response is limited to 'ping' " ...
8th of 7, Nov 28 2019
  

       Assigning the addresses is going to be problematic. Maybe fMRI after each drinking session but resolution isn't there yet. 10T is still only several 100,000 neurons.
wjt, Nov 30 2019
  

       Small snag. What matters isn't the number of neurons so much as the number of connections. This is why, for example, 1000 mice are not capable of beating one human at chess. Also, the synapses differ quite completely from one human to the next, even though the overall architecture is the same.   

       But hi, [mindey]. Long time no see.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 30 2019
  

       But if mice had a handle on the rules of chess, with their path seeking brains, it might be quite interesting.
wjt, Nov 30 2019
  

       Tannoy: "IP address space for Brian. IP address space for Brian. Would Brian please come to the reception deskyeswhatisit? Oh ..."
pertinax, Nov 30 2019
  

       Meanwhile, Brian has grown some new neurons in response to being taught some things, but low bandwidth on the wifi means the registration process, whereby they're assigned unique addresses, is held up. He opens his mouth to express a new insight he has just glimpsed, but suddenly his mind's eye is occluded by a modal message saying "buffering ..."
pertinax, Nov 30 2019
  

       Sorry, was that "Brian" or "Boris" ... ?
8th of 7, Nov 30 2019
  

       Almost certainly.
pertinax, Nov 30 2019
  

       Glad that's cleared up - could have been terribly confusing.
8th of 7, Nov 30 2019
  

       // What matters isn't the number of neurons so much as the number of connections.   

       Well, even assuming 1000 connections per neuron, we'd have just 10^24 connections, compared to the IPv6 space of 10^38.5, therefore. It's funny that DOD alone has got a chunk of 10^34.6 of IPv6 addresses ( /13 block ).   

       // Also, the synapses differ quite completely from one human to the next, even though the overall architecture is the same.   

       How does that increase the space of connections?   

       Pong back, [MaxwellBuchanan]. Long time~ It's halfbakery, where you can come back after a decade, and the old posts are still new.
Mindey, Dec 10 2019
  
      
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