I can see it now... The pilot thinks warp-speed! The organic computer says
plot the course as$hole...
Apparently, the scientists can notice a "sort-of" rudimentarily personality
which exists within the "computers" decisions... Beam me up Scotty!
Also take note of the following thread:
Follow the link from PBS... WOW!
Ok, i'll bite - might eventually be the ultimate parallel computer.
I would be more concerned about ethical implications. That is, if
capable of thought, can it be considered as living and having
Sounds interesting, but seems limited to "robotish" evaluation. I
propose another auto "brain" whose function is to regulate and develop
accelerated feedback accross the electrode grid, both positive,
negative voltage and loop, along with entropic spread insertion.
I think the actual programming was virtually non-existent... Humm, computers
that don't need to be explicitly programmed? What now?
> I would be more concerned about ethical implications. That is, if
> capable of thought, can it be considered as living and having
> personality ?...
Ummmm... Well, personally, I would feel really bad if I accidentally stepped
on it... If that happened, should I go to jail?
You need to perhaps cut them a little slack... I mean, its the first attempt
to hack a organic brain from freshly cultured neurons.
> propose another auto "brain" whose function is to regulate and develop
> accelerated feedback accross the electrode grid, both positive,
> negative voltage and loop, along with entropic spread insertion.
I think this research will take us to a place that is going to raise a
massive political debate indeed; what do you think? Am I off my rocker?
Well, so far, IMVHO, its analogous to stepping on a retarded rat, I should
not go to jail; period. Where am I going wrong?
Well, I am probably wrong on this point. Does anybody know of any other
prior research that involves organic computing?
I remember reading in 1982-3 of someone who was trying it, by trying to
get nerve tissue to talk to microelectronics.
John Dallman, j...@cix.co.uk, HTML mail is treated as probable spam.
Attatching the 'brain' output to wheels, is just so robot. I did say
another auto brain though, kind of implying next 'steps'. , Augmenting
a robot with a brain, sounds interesting, augmenting a brain with a
DSP copper backplane sounds intersesting too. or should that be
platinum or sirgical steel?
> I did say
> another auto brain though, kind of implying next 'steps'. , Augmenting
> a robot with a brain, sounds interesting,
> augmenting a brain with a
> DSP copper backplane sounds intersesting too. or should that be
> platinum or sirgical steel?
Perhaps surgical steel coated with a substance which attemtps to prevent
rejection; think organ transplants...
Wow. Perhaps with time, us humans can actually begin to understand how to
hack living organic brain tissue into real contrived mechanical devices...
The only question I have would be what would the programming language
actually look like? Might it be a set of suggestions or would it resemble
real concrete rules? Could the processing medium basically say F-YOU? I will
do what I want!
Programming would be a matter of specifying a set of network transfer
reductions. The implementation would be by the DSP non issuance of
productive use, thereby forcing 'neural' self motivation to go from
random to ordered provision. Or maybe ... ?
to paraphrase the neuron, fu*k u i'm off, closly followed by either
I'm bored starting to do the right thing you stimulating feeder, or
woops no long arms.
You raise good points. BTW, I have respect for your project:
I really hope I takes off!
I am thinking about something that might get me killfiled or flamed to the
Well, if we start playing around with organic computing systems, humm, no
matter how contrived we attempt to make them, we might hit a wall of
free-will! Perhaps? Think programming a fictional quantum computer; roll the
Oh crap! Ummm, I am sorry for the stupid typo. Of course I meant to write:
I really hope _it_ takes off!
Been superceeded, http://nibz.googlecode.com a VHDL microprocessor,
indi was the daddy, but nibz has a higher execution efficiency and a
lower logic area, and is fully generic VHDL.