The Blue Brain project | Year 4
“When you see a visionary in front of you, and I never met many like this, that it’s clear this is a visionary – He could completely fail, it could be complete nonsense, it could be a megalomaniac without foundation, so this I could not judge at that point, I was surprised and I looked at it reluctantly; What is this courage to think so big before you start and you are so small??
It took me ten years to understand, but then I realized that there is a very good chance that with him, especially with him, the combination of a ground on earth and [a] mind in the sky to [make] the change.
And here we are.” -Idan Segev
An ambitious 14-year documentary, Bluebrain is.
The Blue Brain Project, is one of the most ambitious projects in human history; I’d say second only to the Apollo program. If (when) it succeeds, it will not only be the most complex thing ever built by humans, not only offer hereto impossible paths to treatment of mental illness, not only drive the design of evermore powerful computers, not only offer the architecture for new kinds of computers, not only give fundamental insights into the problem of consciousness, we will, in the words of Henry Markram, no longer be “Strangers to ourselves”. It will mark the beginning of a new era in human history.
T= 50 seconds:
“This gives the first glimpse of what is happening in your brain when there is a stimulation, and it’s the first view.
Now, when you look at that the first time you think –
My god how is reality coming out of that?”
“Do you really think we are going to understand the brain if we all just keep…you know, adding another nature paper?” -Henry Markram