posted on Jul, 22 2009 @ 05:10 PM
reply to post by Aggie Man
If they can create an artificial brain, then they know how a regular brain works.
Therefore as has been said in the article, they would potentially be able to treat people suffering from stuff like mental illness. People who have
injured part of their brain during an accident etc. Replacing the damaged part(s) with computer enhanced replacements.
Then many years in the future, the ability to upload from a normal brain to a virtual one. Or make an AI get even smarter by directly downloading
stuff like knowledge, skills, experience etc directly from people. You could then have it learn from all the best doctors on the planet & install them
throughout the city to take care of everybody's health.
More immediate uses would be to use them to control basically all the worlds electronic systems. Such as traffic systems in cities etc, etc. So rather
than having dozens of people working to monitor traffic lights, jams etc. All those people monitoring all the trains & subway's running across the
city. Every one can be replaced by a single intelligence. It works constantly, never tired, never loses concentration, calls in sick etc. Meaning it
can do it quicker & better than humans, as well as saving tons of money that you'd otherwise need to pay out in salary costs.
You could automate pretty much anything. If this does come to pass, then in 50 years or so, every home will end up having one running it.
Then there is the military applications for it.
The potential uses for these things are too staggering to fully comprehend!