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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Uhm...
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 19:15 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

All this has happened before, and all this will happen again.

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RE: Uhm...
by FealDorf on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 19:17 in reply to "Uhm..."
FealDorf Member since:
2008-01-07

That's not the point. CREEPY THOUGHTS -- that's the point!! ;)
Nevertheless; is it really *that* easy to plot down all the ...lots of molecules with just mon-ay?

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RE: Uhm...
by Ventajou on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 19:37 in reply to "Uhm..."
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2006-10-31

On the internet, you never know who's on the other side of the keyboard... It could be a virtual brain using their virtual body to type on a virtual keyboard.

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RE[2]: Uhm...
by ssa2204 on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 20:32 in reply to "RE: Uhm..."
ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

On the internet, you never know who's on the other side of the keyboard... It could be a virtual brain using their virtual body to type on a virtual keyboard.


So in other words it will now be a virtual brain pretending to be a 50 year old guy pretending to be a 18 year old girl? Great, that's all I needed now ;)

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