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    Dog Brain plays Quake...

    A University of Texas scientist has grown a living "brain" that can control the video game Quake 3: Arena made by id Software, allowing scientists to study how brain cells compute and deal with sensory input.
    Well, this is kinda freaky but I guess it's the next logical step... Free up the processor, leave it to the plug in Dog Brain

    Creepy videos too.

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    Pretty interesting idea. When we figure out how the brain stores information, hopefully we can grow some in our computers and have infinite space.

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    Fixed....

    Yeah, I've looked forward to memory without the fuzzy bits... I'd happily get an implant that I can use to get a good back up of a memory...

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    I'd happily get an implant that I can use to get a good back up of a memory...
    What happens if you start licking your balls in public though?

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    Human physiology is not canine physiology.

    One could easily damage the spinal column permanently.

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    Well, they'd have to fix that before I got the implant.

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    Haha, true...

    I like how they used a Dog brain... They knew that they would be able to beat it in Quake... A cat brain on the other hand..... Kittynet!!!

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    Here's more on that, even a pic of the brain stuff, I guess;

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/11/02/brain.dish/

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ask The Geezer
    Here's more on that, even a pic of the brain stuff, I guess;

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/11/02/brain.dish/

    http://www.napa.ufl.edu/2004news/braindish.htm
    I came across that earlier when I saw the links at the bottom of the "dog brain" article.

    I'm not certain but I believe the whole "dog brain playing Quake" article is just a clever spoof of the University of Florida "rat brain" articles that ATG just posted.

    Notice at the bottom of the "dog brain" article it says this is not a real press release?
    They list their sources as the "rat brain" articles and the web template for the University of Texas website.

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    Beat me to it:

    http://home.actlab.utexas.edu/~dbailey/project1.html

    (the base url)

    While the idea is interesting it is the interface that immediately lead me to believe that it was false. How could the petri dish brain (if even neurlogically active) could receive input and churn out output? Moreover, how fast is the computation? Even if the calculations are fast, how do you add software to the fast computing wetware?

    I published an article awhile back on the prospects on the relative speeds of DNA computation and one-time-pad cryptographic ciphers, however I don't think wetware is in the immediate future when quantum computing is a much closer possibility. Say goodbye to internet safe transactions when quantum computing comes out.
    Last edited by Asclepeos; 06-18-2006 at 11:25 PM.

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