"the goal is to lessen the distance between imagination and what you can accomplish"
"It's no secret that mankind must extend its grasp on the cosmos, and migrate farther into deeper domains of celestial space and time, to survive as a species."
"The next step in life always demands that we put one foot in front of the other."
"Time is a virtue. Through time you will know all things."
"Do not let others close your door of life"
"It's those people who have no faith whatsoever that are the most afraid of the dark."
"We're not only looking for intelligent life in the Universe, we're also creating life and sending it out into the Universe."
"Value is in the eye of the beholder."
"The end is only just the beginning"
"quantum thought is part of the Universe and the power of thought and observation can change worlds around us, coexist with us - the effect of imagination on the Universe is unlimited"
"The key to utilizing Imagination for machines, for telescopes, for exploring the worlds around us, is when Imagination is pulled into reality."
"The path of life for some is like a flat uneventful plane of existence, yet
one can choose to bend and curve worlds, enrich paths with multiple dimensions of variety, create new opportunity and discovery."
"One can lead you to the light so you may see, but it's up to you to have vision."
"Reaching out with an open hand will grasp more than a closed fist."
"I view the Big Brain as a powerful mind with a large domain that it wants to control, organize, and bring together for some higher purpose. I am only the mediator, or moderator of the Big Brain, to help provide for its wants, desires and demands ... reaching a semi- cognizant state of being ... in a quest of scientific knowledge..."
"If a great deal of imagination is presented, it does not indicate anything less than the intention to explore science fact."
"Art and science is a well founded creative mix"
"How can we better extrapolate from what we know now if we're afraid to stretch our minds?"
"The machine versions of human elements do not necessarily follow the blueprint of humans."
"The strangest things rooted in scientific fact are true."
"...read well as literacy will increase affluence and elevate the state of mind. "
"...see, not with your eyes, but with the grand vision of your mind, the compassion of your heart, and the spirit of your soul. "
"...stretch beyond what is known today and consider the possibilities of tomorrow. "
"As one advances farther from the primordial evolutionary scale from which all human kind evolved, we are more readily adaptive to change and new things around us."
"Be a dreamer that makes good dreams come true."
"I know, therefore I exist."
"today we can transfer a small part of the brain into a machine, tomorrow holds the key to complete immortality"
"The Big Brain Project is the most attractive Propeller project that Parallax has..." PJ Allen
"The project of Big Brain is amazing." NikosG
"To me it looks like the Borg or robots. Looks like many robots have been assimilated." sharperconcepts
"I'm really interested in how this project will turn out, keep it up humanoido!" jonlink0
"Nice! Humanoido.. Hoping for this project to be realized. May God shower you all the wisdom and resources that you need for this one." phoenix28
"Your system is a homage to all the cool and magical things the propeller has to offer. May it have many offspring..." Gareth
"Please keep up the good work Humanoido. Thanks for sharing what you find, I am interested and enoy seeing it." prof_braino
"...good work! You succeed in AI research of yours. Thumbs up!" Dr. Mario
I've been watching Humanoido since he created a "super computer" out of 10 BASIC Stamps from Parallax. That was really cool, but Humanoido was not content to leave well enough alone... Oh no, he had to do it again with (I think) 20 Propeller chips. Now, I think he has a lot more chips networked into his "Big Brain... Pure Awesome!" Art at Cosmacelf
"Please continue posting. This is very interesting." Whit
"I can't believe you did something like that. It definitely shows the awesome capabilities of the Propeller..." Zekk
"The Propeller is idealy suited to parallel processing applications. A wonderful example of that is the Big Brain Project, sponsored by Parallax and their star contributor, Humanoido. See what Parallax and the Propeller are all about when you read about the Big Brain Project --" Sulla, SparkFun Electronics
" ...I find the idea of a massively parallel system intriguing." Duane Degn
"Personally I see a fantastic project..." Fritsl
"Photo in #277, Beautiful!" Duane Degn
" Love it" Alex Rossie
"wow, this brain project is amazing!" Sovr
"...belated congratulations to Your 100,000th Neuron baby." Ttailspin
"I'm very impressed..." Zekk
"...a major project involving Parallax Propeller chips." Dangerous Prototypes
"That looks like a supercomputer." MetalmonkeeLad
"thanks for sharing your super brain..." Gareth
"This is so cool!" Brad Hein
"It's a very nice project." cde
"Actually it kind of reminds me of the Connection Machine super computer" Iwatcdr
"You’re working on the cutting edge." Mike G
"There's no telling what this creation of yours might someday evolve into." ElectricAye
"In term of costs and efforts in Humanoido's Big Brain project - I am impressed " Dr. Mario
"It's amazing what you did there -- so amazing..." AttorneyJon
"Humanoido, this level of detail has me wondering if you don't have a background in neuroanatomy." Paul
"You clearly have an enquiring mind." zoopydogsit
"It seems you have been underestimated." lardom
"Lots of good stuff in this thread Humanoido.." Ttailspin
"Humanoido appears to be more of the creative type... I think Humanoidio should be allowed to continue "his brand of progress" without my or others interference." Jazzed
"Thanks for posting that!" Beau Schwabe
"That is pretty epic man!" Slanesch
"This super brain of humanoido shows what the propeller system is capable of. "period"" Gareth
"I'm constantly fascinated by the new things that come up in the computer/software world and the Propeller is a fine example of that." Heater
"Humanoido, Your documentation of this is amazing. I always learn something reading this thread." Whit
"Someone here on the forum said they thought machine intelligence was a better term than artificial intelligence." Duane Degn
"Machine Intelligence is a better term than Artificial Intelligence." Humanoido
"you have a real nice project!" Dan Mathias - Owner/Engineer and ATOM-7xp humanoid creator
"Wow, impressive work Humanoido!" Mike G
"You keep up the great work...and Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition..." Ttailspin with Albert Einstein
"Humanoido is not one to give up, especially after all the research and work he's put into this project -- a true labor of love." Phil Pilgrim
"it's his creation that is doing the posting." Leon
"This is going to be the coolest telescope ever." Ttailspin "Yes it is! And, I for one, am looking forward to more about it! Thanks Humanoido for your contributions to this forum!" doggiedoc responding
"Some find the Bill Brain Project outlandish; I for one Welcome our new Robotic Overlords." prof_braino
"There are people who believe in the Big Brain and find your unique approach to have potential to lead to something much larger." Ken Gracey / Parallax
"intrigue... that was the word I was looking for. Hard to imagine logging in and not see the "Fill the Big Brain" post way up near the top of the robotics forum." Ttailspin
"I was inspired by Humanoido's "Fill the Big Brain" thread, and I thought I would write a program to fill the small brain. Lerner is a program..." Dave Hein
"I beleive Dave Hein's Lerner program was inspired by Humanoido's work. That makes at least two of us. I hope Humanoido continues his work." Duane
"One thing is undeniable; this is one well-viewed thread at 21,500 hits. If Humanoido had gotten paid for each hit, he would be a rich man and he could ... have a fully-funded research lab." Erco
(note: in September of 2013, the thread was at 209,456 hits.)
"I see the Big Brain is boldly going where the Big Brain hasn't gone before." (in reference to the Prime Directive) bsnut
"I respectfully decline your suggestion to "stop looking at the Big Brain thread." Duane
Humanoido's "tower of power" rocks, IMHO! Dr_Acula
"This has inspired me to look at your big brain (project :-) ) and I have to say that it is very impressive! I'll be following it with interest now....." Microcontrolled
Quotes about Humanoido's BSS Basic Stamp Supercomputer and the Master Offloader Machine
"I am impressed. Very VERY impressed. Many of us fidget with one or two interfaces rather than try to envision larger integration. The main point is that the Basic Stamp is a powerful building block and in a modular open architecture it can begin to do sophisticated things that one Basic Stamp could never achieve. There will NEVER be an end to the BasicStamps useful life in the digital world." G. Herzog/Loopy Byteloose
"I have been following your work since you first posted and you have inspired me to try several new things on my own projects.· You're a very creative person!!" Just Jeff
"Obviously the most fertile mind in hobby computing today. humanoido has once again demonstrated his DaVinci-esqe capacity to think outside the box." Ira Chandler/Splashsplat
Hi Humanoido, Now you're moving into my world :) David Bayliss
I think its a great system Humanodo. A lot of us are learning about Stamp networking from this project... that alone is worth the time and effort (and money!) you've put into it. Ugha
Humanoido had a great idea, worked on it and showed its practical results. It may not be perfect, as anything done by human beings (or humanoid beings...), but it works and it has given a lot of people new ideas to work on. And he is continually extending and refining his project, always posting pictures and all his software code (very well documented and understandable, BTW), according to the spirit of open source projects. vrossi
Your project is awesome humanoido. The Truth is Out There
Humanoido, Thanks for the large picture with the Master Offloader Machine. The appearance, and particularly the use of specific colors, is awesome. The vertical repetition works very nicely. Keep up the good work. Mike Green
Humanoido, Using your information and descriptions I now have 2 stamps "talking" in my current bot project and you saved me a lot of time and trouble. Thanks for your assistance! Just Jeff
Humanoido: I continue to be wowed by your tireless efforts. It's nothing short of inspiring to see how far you have taken the Stamp multiplexing concept, and I appreciate the passion with which you pursue both your Supercomputer upgrades and Penguin Tech magazine. I hope to someday receive such words of praise from Mike Green as you did above. Erco
Looks like this is the most popular forum thread here! I guess it all depends on the quality of your Prefrontal Cortex? Ezsynn
Humanoido: You're always open & receptive to input from the forum, that's a great quality about you. Erco
I like the idea. SRLM
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.
We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.
Richard Obousy (President of Icarus Interstellar, a non-profit group of scientists and engineers devoted to pursuing interstellar spaceflight)
If we're ever going to become a true spacefaring civilization, we're going to have to think outside the box a little bit, were going to have to be a little bit audacious.
Walter Lippmann (1889-1974)
"When all think alike, no one is thinking very much."
"One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now."
“It's the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”
“Nothing in the world is ever completely wrong. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.”
“I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.”
"Most of the people who say no all the time are actually quite stupid. You take on responsibility when you say yes. Dumb people don't like to take on responsibility." From Maker Faire Bay Area, 2013
"When you share the wealth, you divide it; when you share the knowledge, you multiply it."
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
Skynet AI by Ken Hurtubise
"He who is silent speaks universes."
Thomas A. Edison
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time."
Leslie Dean Brown
"The easiest way to create an artificial form of life is to program a robot to repair & regenerate itself by buying spare parts off the internet."
Arthur C. Clarke, 2010: Odyssey Two
“Whether we are based on carbon or on silicon makes no fundamental difference; we should each be treated with appropriate respect.”
"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
"with great power comes great responsibility"
“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.”
Albert Szent-Giorgi (1937 Nobel Laureate)
"Discovery consists of seeing what everyone has seen, and thinking what no one has thought."