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Minibrain in a vat

PostPosted: September 3rd, 2018, 9:52 am
by TheVat
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/la ... story.html

Looks like I'll have some new friends.

Re: Minibrain in a vat

PostPosted: September 3rd, 2018, 12:12 pm
by Watson
The Whitehouse must be all over this.

Re: Minibrain in a vat

PostPosted: September 3rd, 2018, 12:16 pm
by Serpent
Braininvat » September 3rd, 2018, 8:52 am wrote:Looks like I'll have some new friends.

Ethical dilemma, indeed!
You'll have to lead them to the Promised Skull.

Re: Minibrain in a vat

PostPosted: September 3rd, 2018, 9:50 pm
by Event Horizon
I wouldn't let her poke it around either. Its gonna give you an almighty headache if she's not careful. My braincell doesn't like company. I think it killed all the rest..

I maintain they were killed in a terrible Guinness related accident.

Re: Minibrain in a vat

PostPosted: January 1st, 2019, 3:03 pm
by -1-
Serpent » September 3rd, 2018, 12:16 pm wrote:
Braininvat » September 3rd, 2018, 8:52 am wrote:Looks like I'll have some new friends.

Ethical dilemma, indeed!
You'll have to lead them to the Promised Skull.

:-) :D

Re: Minibrain in a vat

PostPosted: January 1st, 2019, 4:43 pm
by doogles
Serpent » Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:16 am wrote:
Braininvat » September 3rd, 2018, 8:52 am wrote:Looks like I'll have some new friends.

Ethical dilemma, indeed!
You'll have to lead them to the Promised Skull.


Brilliant, Serp!!!


What if they did pool all the separate bits into the one vat?

Re: Minibrain in a vat

PostPosted: January 1st, 2019, 5:26 pm
by Serpent
What if they did pool all the separate bits into the one vat?

That's not the most worrisome part, since what they can't do - and will probably never be able to - is connect up the bits the way a developing embryonic brain does.
What's worrisome is the potential for cyborgs and smart bombs.

Re: Minibrain in a vat

PostPosted: January 1st, 2019, 7:05 pm
by jocular
TheVat » September 3rd, 2018, 9:52 am wrote:https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/lab-grown-brain-bits-open-windows-to-the-mind--and-a-maze-of-ethical-dilemmas/2018/09/02/9a76efee-a25b-11e8-83d2-70203b8d7b44_story.html

Looks like I'll have some new friends.


From the comments section

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmvuRJzads4

for auld times' sake.

Re: Minibrain in a vat

PostPosted: January 2nd, 2019, 4:44 am
by -1-
I'm getting on with the age, and my girlfriend often helps me out finding a word, or explaining to strangers (loose acquaintances) what I am meaning to say. Often she reminds me of appointments I need to attend to.

I call her therefore my "external brain pack".

Looks like she has competition brewing in the vat. That's good news for me, because it will bring down the price.

So when I eventually buy the true external brain pack, I not only need to pay VAT, but also VAT on the vat it comes in.

Re: Minibrain in a vat

PostPosted: January 2nd, 2019, 7:06 am
by jocular
I am not sure how ,used as a graft they would be accepted by an existing brain.

I think they might have to be "blank" anyway if they were to be accepted as a potential new area in the brain.