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[3]: Ethics
by Buck on Fri 24th Apr 2009 21:11 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ethics"
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Why don't we want to go there? Surely it's better to just march ahead without thinking of the consequences! Let's create stuff and let others deal with it!

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