Skynet Watch: Now, with More Brains

Because I am both shameless and no fool, I’ll appropriate N’Gai’s brilliant “Skynet Watch” rubric to point you to an interesting bit from Nicholas Carr’s blog about new theories about the possibiltiy of replicating a human brain inside a computer:

Though “currently only a theoretical technology,” WBE is, the authors say, “the logical endpoint of computational neuroscience’s attempts to accurately model neurons and brain systems” and “may represent a radical new form of human enhancement.” In something of an understatement, they write that “the economic impact of copyable brains could be immense, and could have profound societal consequences.”

Forewarned is forearmed.

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