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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RE: Ethics
by Buck on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 18:53 UTC in reply to "Ethics"
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Oh people and their questionable ethics... First they create something and then start to question whether it's okay to kill it. Well, if you have a problem with that, don't create it in the first place, all right?

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