Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 17:14 UTC, submitted by orfanum
Geek stuff, sci-fi... A detailed simulation of a small region of a brain built molecule by molecule has been constructed and has recreated experimental results from real brains. The "Blue Brain" has been put in a virtual body, and observing it gives the first indications of the molecular and neural basis of thought and memory. Scaling the simulation to the human brain is only a matter of money, says the project's head. The work was presented at the European Future Technologies meeting in Prague.
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I hope they can resist ...
by gustl on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 17:49 UTC
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...scaling it to a human brain.

Would be rather cruel, to tell a simulated human being which has emotions and a personality that it is only simulated. Or how would you feel about it?

By the way, did you read the Otherland Saga? There you might get some idea what simulated humans could become.
For those who did not read the books: They could become YOU.

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