We are still many years away from having the software that will emulate all human thought processes. Also, this thing will weigh 197 tons:
"ASCI Purple," slated to be completed in 2003, is expected to be the world's first 100-teraflops supercomputer, capable of processing data almost three times faster than current supercomputers.
A human brain's probable processing power is around 100 teraflops, roughly 100 trillion calculations per second, according to Hans Morvec, principal research scientist at the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University.
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