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AvePtah 10-25-2004 03:29 AM

Rat Brain Pilot
 
So they got a bunch of neurons (25000 of them) from a rat's brain, and put them in a glass dish. The neurons began to reconnect themselves together, creating a living neural network.

AND THEY TAUGHT THIS NEURAL NETWORK "BRAIN" HOW TO FLY!!

Living computers. Scary.

http://www.napa.ufl.edu/2004news/braindish.htm

Xolo 11-02-2004 12:14 PM

The dawn of our demise.

laceupboots 11-02-2004 01:10 PM

The technology isn't bad, it's what they do with it. It could be used for something good but ultimately they will use it for some kind of war weapon.

lone_nut 11-02-2004 03:04 PM

any given new technology will first be used for military purposes, then for pornography and finally for the commen good.

win32sux 11-04-2004 12:53 PM

'Brain' in a dish flies flight simulator
 
Quote:

A Florida scientist has developed a "brain" in a glass dish that is capable of flying a virtual fighter plane and could enhance medical understanding of neural disorders such as epilepsy.

The "living computer" was grown from 25,000 neurons extracted from a rat's brain and arranged over a grid of 60 electrodes in a Petri dish.

The brain cells then started to reconnect themselves, forming microscopic interconnections, said Thomas DeMarse, professor of biomedical engineering at the University of Florida.
Complete Story

XavierP 11-04-2004 01:03 PM

win32sux - I've merged your thread with the existing one.

win32sux 11-04-2004 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by laceupboots
It could be used for something good but ultimately they will use it for some kind of war weapon.
the same could be said about Linux...

XavierP 11-04-2004 01:38 PM

Or anything really.

Xolo 11-05-2004 12:14 AM

If they used Windows they wouldn't need a detonator :P ;)

laceupboots 11-05-2004 08:14 PM

Quote:

the same could be said about Linux...
Sad but true.


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