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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RE[2]: Ethics
by FealDorf on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 19:07 in reply to "RE: Ethics"
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All of that is the reason why I'm against AI. There are things creepier than them coming to attack us..

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RE[3]: Ethics
by Ventajou on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 19:36 in reply to "RE[2]: Ethics"
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but what if we can fool the creepier things into killing the virtual us instead of the real ones?

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RE[2]: Ethics
by darknexus on Thu 23rd Apr 2009 04:44 in reply to "RE: Ethics"
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In otherwords, your logic is:
I've created it, I can kill it?
Stop for a second and think of where that line of logic might lead you, or how it could be misused... No, we don't want to go there.

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RE[3]: Ethics
by Buck on Fri 24th Apr 2009 21:11 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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