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

Patrick M Young patrick at bung.demon.co.uk
Mon Feb 23 21:56:50 UTC 2004

This is obviously the Toad of Toad Hall approach to scientific comment.

Your winding us up ... right?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Adrian Tymes" <wingcat at pacbell.net>
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Subject: Re: [extropy-chat] Nerve cells grown on a microchip communicate
withthe brain

> --- 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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