Thanks to Politech for pointing out this remarkable attempt to Blueprint the Human Brain using high speed computing. I'll be very surprised if we can't duplicate human style thinking within a generation. In fact I'm optimistic that machines will so far exceed our abilities that many complex problems will have solutions available to us as part of this process. I'm not nearly as optimistic that we'll accept/implement these solutions. Many pressing global problems are solvable NOW, but the forces of ignorance, selfishness, and politics prevent the implementation.