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 Ventajou on Wed 22nd Apr 2009 19:36 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ethics"
Ventajou
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2006-10-31

but what if we can fool the creepier things into killing the virtual us instead of the real ones?

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