Areas requiring more thought/investigation:
- Could a mouse perform calculus? - Is there something in the human brain that enables it to perform higher level thinking that a mouse brain lacks? It seems likely that we are only utilizing a small fraction of the neurons in our brain when we perform higher order thinking. This has relevance to neuromorphic computing. Does it just need to simulate something the size of a mouse brain, or does it need to simulate something the size of a human brain, to perform what we think of as human-only thinking?
Power - Does society only function because as individuals we have similar amounts of power, and so we can construct a society (law, courts, penal institutions) that keeps one another in check? Would an intellect with a thousand or a million times the power of an individual be able to dominate the equation?