From: Jacques Du Pasquier (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Feb 16 2002 - 10:35:52 MST
Alejandro Dubrovsky wrote (17.2.2002/00:05) :
> Eugene probably answered, but in any case:
Cool ! (I did find the C. elegans text through an URL posted by
Eugene, but I had no idea he was actually working on uploading the
little thing !)
> On Sat, 2002-02-16 at 22:22, Jacques Du Pasquier wrote:
> > Did anyone try to upload primitive animals ?
> > Of course there has been behaviour modeling of insects, for example,
> > with simple rule sets designed to account for their behaviour, and
> > even the reunion of many such little agents in a simulation to produce
> > emergent complexity.
> > But did anyone simply try to reproduce the information processing
> > infrastructure of a tiny beast, without any programming, plug it into
> > a (programmed) VR (including the body) and see how it does ?
> > For example C. elegans has 302 neurons. That should be within reach.
> > http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/bv.fcgi?call=bv.View..ShowSection&rid=ce2.section.d1e47963
> > Of course an uploaded C. elegans may not be very spectacular, and we
> > might try to model something a bit more "brainy".
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