[extropy-chat] Nerve cells grown on a microchip communicate with the brain

Adrian Tymes wingcat at pacbell.net
Sun Feb 22 21:43:06 UTC 2004

--- Giu1i0 Pri5c0 <gpmap at runbox.com> wrote:
> >From CNEWS: Researchers at the University of
> Calgary have found that nerve
> cells grown on a microchip can learn and memorize
> information which can be
> communicated to the brain. This is a giant leap in
> answering several
> fundamental questions of biology and
> neuro-electronics that will pave the
> way for us to harness the power of nanotechnology.

...huh?  This seems like a mere confirmation of
something no one had any reason to doubt.  A minor
step, at most.  (It's progress, yes, but let's save
the "giant leap" celebrations for truly giant leaps,
lest everyone get burned out on this field before the
truly giant leaps arrive.)

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