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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Discussion Deja Vu
by james_parker on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 17:51 UTC
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After reading the comment threads, I had an incredible feeling of Deja Vu; that I had read this discussion before.

I then realized that the discussion eerily parallels Stanislaw Lem's "The Seventh Sally or How Trurl's Own Perfection Led to No Good":

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