I'm trying to figure out how many bits of information the human has stored in his mind. I personally believe that information is not stored in atoms in the person's brain but is stored in an immaterial realm and the information is not made of material. We can talk about whether or not that's true in a philosophy forum if you want. Nick Herbert in the elemental mind https://www.amazon.com/Elemental-Mi...2459/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1324709212&sr=8-1 calculates that we process 11 trillion bits per second. I think this is a low ball number because he thinks our eyes are processing 125 million bits per second, but that's not true because we have 125 million rods/cones and each one is being hit by several photons per second and moreover we can distinguish 8 million different colors so you would need an I don't know how many bit system to distinguish 8 million different colors. Whatever the number is I think what can definitely be answered here is the ratio of the size computer processor one has to how much information it can process per second. For example my computer has a 160 gig harddrive and it can download 3 megs per second, that's (1.6 * 10^11)/(3*10^6) which is about 10^5. I'm thinking that if we can get a rough idea of what the ratio of processor size to processing per second is we can get a small idea of the magnitude of the problem. Of course things with the mind might be entirely different. So my question here is just how much larger do computers have to be if they are to process x bits per second? My general thesis will be that if we can show that a human has more than about 10^17 bits in their memory then that would prove that information is not material. We only have 4 * 10^10 neurons and at most 5 * 10^14 synapses so it's hard to justify where this information would be located in the brain.