Spike Jones wrote:
> > ...no matter how much time [Eliezer S. Yudkowsky] spend thinking about the
> > Singularity, suggestions like these still give me the chills.
> > --
> > Since at least 1950, "hemispherectomy" (the surgical removal of half the
> > brain) has been used in children for hemiplegia and intractable epilepsy.
> > >From http://www.c3.hu/~mavideg/jns/642696june1.html
> Epilepsy is an electrical storm of sorts that takes place across the
> corpus callosum. Seems like if hemispherectomy/transplant could
> be worked out, then two severely epileptic children could perhaps
> be cured by having them switch left hemispheres. Then they would
> both end up with a full brain as well. spike
So you are saying that the 'storm' comes from hemisphere that are out of
phase or something, and you can treat the brain like a dual processor
motherboard: find another chip that operates in phase with one of the
chips, and discard the other (or use that in another board with another
chip it is in phase with).
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