Here's an interesting article I just read. FLOPS, MIPS, Watts and the Human Brain » Doctor Recommended I can't believe how powerful the human brain is. No wonder there aren't any anime style android or humanoid robots yet. Even with the fastest supercomputer today, there isn't any anything fast enough to process imagery recognition that our eye cans do on the fly, let alone simulate the entire human sensory groups. The more I read about this, the more I have to wonder if we really came to exist through series of changes. I mean if you look at it from an engineer point of view, evolution seems pretty simplistic and doesn't account for any other branch of science aside from biology. I think intelligent design explains our existence better than evolution. Anyway I came across this article while trying to find out how many flops a ps2 can handle. PS: some interesting facts. * In the Star Trek fictional universe, circa 2364, the android Data was constructed with an initial linear computational speed rated at 60 trillion operations per second, or 60 TIPS (and thereby, potentially 'dating' the series Star Trek: The Next Generation in which he appears); however, he was later able to infinitely exceed this limit by modifying his hardware and software. * In the movie Terminator III, Skynet is said to be operating at "60 teraflops per second," a nonsensical misuse of the term.