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The line between living organisms and machines has just become a whole lot blurrier. European researchers have developed "neuro-chips" in which living brain cells and silicon circuits are coupled together.
The achievement could one day enable the creation of sophisticated neural prostheses to treat neurological disorders or the development of organic computers that crunch numbers using living neurons.
To create the neuro-chip, researchers squeezed more than 16,000 electronic transistors and hundreds of capacitors onto a silicon chip just 1 millimeter square in size.
They used special proteins found in the brain to glue brain cells, called neurons, onto the chip. However, the proteins acted as more than just a simple adhesive.
Originally posted by Vicious Reddragon
I thought that at full capacity, (Which is nothing more than a pipe dream in this reality) the human brain was alot more powerful than even the most advance computers. I personally would would donate my mind to science if I knew how. While I don't particularly like the government or the human race for that matter, I always like something that is hateful and aspires toward perfection.
Originally posted by UnMature
I was just thinking about something along these lines in the shower tonight. When I think of something, it creates a unique electrical signature in my brain. What if something were to record these electrical firings when given a cue word. If I say: "File" then a circuit on the brain could record the electrical firings until I say "End File". This thought is then stored. If I were to say "Open File" the circuit would cause the nuerons in my brain to fire in the same pattern as when I filed the information, therefore producing a record of my thoughts.