Re: >H/TECH: Lobster uploads (!!)

Anders Sandberg (
02 Nov 1999 11:56:56 +0100

Jim Fehlinger <> writes:

> "Eliezer S. Yudkowsky" wrote:
> > Dear heavens above, they're doing a Moravec Transfer on the lobster.

My thought too when I heard about it last year.

> Yes, except one doesn't get the impression that this 14-cell gut
> ganglion which has had one of its neurons replaced by an artificial
> one is still actually attached to a lobster.

Yes, it was removed from the lobster.

Hmm, maybe I can convince the Sten Grillner's group at the Karolinska Institute to do something similar with their lamprey spinal cord preparations... I think I'll try to convince my professor about it, it would actually make sense for our research group to get involved.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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