August 3, 2005
The Web, a planet-sized computer, is comparable in complexity to a human brain. Both the brain and the Web have hundreds of billions of neurons (or Web pages). Each biological neuron sprouts synaptic links to thousands of other neurons, while each Web page branches into dozens of hyperlinks.
That adds up to a trillion “synapses” between the static pages on the Web. The human brain has about 100 times… read more