Quantum effects could be the key to unlocking the mystery.
“If a tomato or rutabaga can utilize quantum coherence at warm temperature, why can't our brains?” Hameroff said.
Your Android phone (or iPhone, if that's how you roll) is an impressive machine, with computing speeds and storage capacities thousands of times those of desktop PCs from only years ago. If Moore's Law holds up, your smart watch may outshine today's phones the way today's phones eclipse old PCs. But no matter how powerful these machines become, they may never develop true intelligence if we continue to rely on conventional computing technology. According to the authors of a paper published in the journal Physical Review X last July, however, adding a dash of quantum mechanics could do the trick. That's not to say you'd need to make a full-blown quantum computer to build a truly intelligent machine - only part of an otherwise classical computer would need to be supplemented with a bit of quantum circuitry. That's good because progress toward developing a stand-alone quantum computer has been about as slow as the progress toward artificial intelligence. Combining artificial intelligence systems with quantum circuitry could be the recipe we need to build the HAL 9000s and R. Daneel Olivaws of the future ,
This is just more evidence of a Quantum Mind. It's funny how these things start to come full circle. When Artificial Intelligent Machines are equipped with a quantum mind, they will mimic human consciousness in a very profound way. They will become much smarter than humans and they will be equipped with things like intuition.