re: Misc: Morphing

Mark Grant (
Wed, 8 Jan 1997 13:10:27 +0000

4~On Sun, 5 Jan 1997, Kyle L. Webb wrote:

> On the slightly tamer side of things, for those interested in animals and
> animal behavior, directly interfacing to the brain of a target animal, and
> recording the sensations/behavior/emotions etc, then replaying it into the
> mind via a direct interface could be a revolution in understanding animal
> behavior.

I don't really see how this would be possible. Yes, you could record all
the input to the brain but all this would give you are the sensations that
the animal felt which could be duplicated by inputs to a human brain.
You're not going to be able to experience the inner workings of their
brain because you're not an animal of that kind. Perhaps if there are
physiological similarities between the two brains you could record the
inputs to those parts of the brain and replay them, but I still can't see
that having the effect you want of "becoming" that animal. If anything it
would probably be intensely confusing.


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