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: I hope they can resist ...
by DHofmann on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 20:30 UTC in reply to "I hope they can resist ..."
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Would be rather cruel, to tell a simulated human being which has emotions and a personality that it is only simulated.

But those emotions and personality would be real. The only thing that would be simulated are the molecules.

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