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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by werfu on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 20:57 UTC
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As long as Asimov's laws can be built into them I have no problem. But I would add two more laws:

You shouldn't create another robot in any way nor should you take the control of a form of robot creation,
AND you can repair yourself, but never ever will you modify yourself in anyway.

This way we're in control of robotic life creation and its evolution.

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