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CNN.com - Brain downloads 'possible by 2050' - May 23, 2005

CNN.com - Brain downloads 'possible by 2050' - May 23, 2005: "Ian Pearson, head of British Telecom's futurology unit, told the UK's Observer newspaper that the rapid advances in computing power would make cyber-immortality a reality within 50 years.
Pearson said the launch last week of Sony's PlayStation 3, a machine 35 times more powerful than the model it replaced, was a sign of things to come.
'The new PlayStation is one percent as powerful as the human brain,' Pearson told the Observer. 'It is into supercomputer status compared to 10 years ago. PlayStation 5 will probably be as powerful as the human brain.'"

Ok, so the PlayStation 5 will have human equivalent brain power. I do have a few questions.

Question 1: Will the PS5 be powerful enough to play Xbox 4 games and vice versa?

Question 2: What year will the PS5 be available? 2012-14?

Question 3: How long will it take to develop software to approach human intelligence?

Question 4: At what PS generation will it become unethical to kill or mistreat a video game character?

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