Each of [Blue Brain's] microchips has been programmed to act just like a real neuron in a real brain. The behavior of the computer replicates, with shocking precision, the cellular events unfolding inside a mind.
[...]Like a real brain, the behavior of Blue Brain naturally emerges from its molecular parts.
Consciousness is a binary code; the self is a loop of electricity. A ghost will emerge from the machine once the machine is built right.
A fascinating read.