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The Human Brain
Posted 12/28/07

Eros wrote:

A century? On the note of when, here as a related matter:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity

But, I suppose if your a physicalist you will hold that it is possible at least in theory, and likely in practice at some point.

But man o man, I'm looking forward to the day we can clone or grow brains for eating:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brain#Brain_as_food


calf brains are actually not that bad. It's okay
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Posted 12/28/07
yes or not

i dont want them to do it

why doing it? .. ain't there enough people in the earth..


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Posted 12/28/07
maybe.. o.o
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Posted 12/28/07
Tastes nasty
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Posted 12/28/07
....it's acctually allready possible to replicate the human brain, it's not the same...well it's similar to cloning, but since it's not a hman body, then it's pretty easy with our technology
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Posted 12/30/07
Man, I dunno.

First off, cloning brains would need to have an economic impact. People nowadays don't do anything unless there is a profit to be made, thanks to democracy and free enterprise. So, the beginning would need to be either a removal of democracy or some massive epidemic that required people to invest in extra brains, etc. The same goes or any body part, mainly, the heart. The artificial heart because super necessary because of organ rejection and you can't really sit on a waiting list for a new heart if yours isn't working. Let alone putting a price on human life, is it worth paying your lifetime earnings for a fake brain?

Second, the brain, even the whole body really runs on biochemical impulses and more or less electrical impulses that ride the axon in the nerve cells. To be able to develop an artificial encephlon that is able to, from basic material,s, reproduce the hundreds of chemicals that the brain and the rest of the body functions on would be ridiculous, not to mention maintenance to keep these chemicals available.

Third, and definitely not finally, as I'm moderately bored, would be the moral implications. You'd be walking around with a huge scar on your head, probably slower in the thinking and reactions, and, if i were around, having to watch your back to make sure no one kills you to take your fake brain.

There is so much that would go into electronic brains and even more that would be incorporated into cloned, organic type brains.
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