Re: ROBO: First CYBORG lives...

From: J. R. Molloy (
Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 15:24:18 MDT

> wasn't this done last year ??? I'm sure ive seen this before.
> Alex

Last year, IIRC, they were experimenting with eel neurons.
This year, they're working with the whole eel brain (and other organisms).

>From the article:
"A wide variety of other similar experiments are unfolding in labs across the
country, where rapid advances in electronics and other fields have enabled
scientists to integrate animals and microelectronics. These experiments
envision a range of applications -- using bacteria attached to computer chips
to map pollutants, insects as part of sensors to detect land mines, chemical
weapons and narcotics, and rodent brains to help identify new medicines."

Stay hungry, you'll live longer.

--J. R.

Useless hypotheses:
 consciousness, phlogiston, philosophy, vitalism, mind, free will, qualia,
analog computing, cultural relativism

     Everything that can happen has already happened, not just once,
     but an infinite number of times, and will continue to do so forever.
     (Everything that can happen = more than anyone can imagine.)

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