Evidence for an unexpected new level of organization in the brain is slowly building. In addition to the possibility that quantum effects may be relevant in cognition, there is also evidence that long term memory is “archived” onto microtubules. Taken together these mechanisms probably increase the complexity required to accurately simulate neuron by a factor of a Million – postponing post-humanity, and delaying the Singularity by thirty years.
Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors – Telegraph
Cytoskeletal Signaling: Is Memory Encoded in Microtubule Lattices by CaMKII Phosphorylation?
…if we accept the eventual complexity of computer hardware, it’s quite probable we’re already part of an ‘ancestor simulation’, a virtual recreation of humanity’s past.
– Matthew R Francis – Aeon