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PostPosted: Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:57 pm 
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Hmmm... :biggrin:

South Korean Scientists Transmit Broadband Signals Through Human Arm

http://www.brainicane.com/2010/03/15/south-korean-scientists-transmit-broadband-signals-through-human-arm/

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Cool. And here's a different approach.

http://www.blog.speculist.com/archives/002248.html

A new approach to the problem of preserving the human brain is being developed that does not rely on cold storage -- which up to now has been the standard approach and is, as far as I know, the only form of suspension that anyone is currently using. The new approach relies on encasing the brain in plastic. And by that I don't mean putting a plastic shell around the brain, but rather infusing all the brain tissue with a resin which will harden and perfectly preserve the brain's cellular and neuron structure...

How could a patient ever be awoken from such an unconventional sleep? The necessary technology exists in primitive form today – the plasticized brain block will be automatically sliced into thin sections and these scanned in an electron microscope at nanometer resolution. Such scanning can map out the exact synaptic connectivity among neurons while simultaneously providing information on a host of molecular-level constituents. This map of brain connectivity will then be uploaded into a computer emulation controlling a robotic body


Interesting but I think I'll stick with my current plan. After I die I want my body "stuffed" by a taxidermist in a scary pose and then set on the doorstep of someone I don't like.

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[quote]I want my body "stuffed" by a taxidermist in a scary pose and then set on the doorstep of someone I don't like.
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Possibly RM for doing such a bad job with Boomer

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Possibly RM for doing such a bad job with Boomer

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Yes, not to mention the way in which he killed her off - the murderer! :wink:


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Caprica makes New Scientist magazine in article on creating digital copies of human beings.

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627631.100-immortal-avatars-back-up-your-brain-never-die.html



Not surprisingly then, creating a conscious avatar like Zoe Graystone's alter ego is far more problematic. AI researchers have had some success in making machines with human-like characteristics, including the humanoid robots Cog and Kismet built by Rodney Brooks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an intelligent software system called Cyc developed by Doug Lenat of Cycorp, a Texas-based AI company. Yet according to Raúl Arrabales of the Carlos III University of Madrid in Spain, who has developed a test of machine consciousness called Conscale, the best effort so far is probably equivalent to a 1-year-old child. That's not to say we shouldn't try, says David Hanson of Hanson RoboticsMovie Camera in Dallas, Texas. "Certainly we have no proof that machines can be conscious - we still don't understand consciousness - but likewise, it's silly to assume that machines can't be," he says.

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Evene a one year old is an accomplishment

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This article on creating a sort of artificial red blood cell introduced me to a new term: mechano-biological mimicry.

It's not antediluvian, but it's still pretty cool.

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Scientists create computer controlled biological organism (cyborg-yeast):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15598887

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9961159/Tiny-computer-inside-the-body-could-treat-disease.html


The latest study, published in Science and reported in The Independent, adds the third critical component of computing – a biological transistor that acts as a “logic gate” to determine whether a biochemical question is true or false.

Drew Endy, assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University in California, who led the study, said the discovery could help science develop a computer to detect disease.

“Biological computers can be used to study and reprogram living systems, monitor environments and improve cellular therapeutics,” he said.

Biological computers have been the dream of electronic engineers for decades because they open the possibility of a new generation of ultra-small, ultra-fast devices that could be incorporated into the machinery of living organisms.

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Programmable biological probes and carriers could be interesting indeed.
A biological computer could be three dimensional but smaller? Proteins are big molecules. Theoretically an electronic switch can be build with one atom.
And biological stuff could trigger an immune response.


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