I know, I know. It’s a vastly oversimplified view using mostly obsolete models and “old science”.
But I think you could build something useful out of it.
I finished reading it and it’s basically a “singularity” view and has a lot of the quasi-religious stuff that goes along with it. I’m used to that, as soon as I hear “Moore’s Law” I usually run the other way.
But it was worth giving him a shot and I’ve seen far worse. I think this would have been a viable thing back in the early 90s during early connectionism.
The use of many CMOS MOSFETS _is_ a legitimately clever way of handling massive long term storage with low energy needs.
But a lot of what he handwaves turns out to be quite important.
I still admire the effort, not for its goal but for other ideas that could derive from it.
And no, I wasn’t impressed by Springer. I read a book of his back in 2014 as the very NOTION of attempting a brain theory utilizing basic circuitry and CMOS is a fascination idea and I wanted to see how he models things. I was cringing through a lot of it but it still is fascinating as these circuits will function, just not as a human brain model