Diary of a Network Geek

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Rat-Brained Robots?

Filed under: News and Current Events — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Snake which is mid-morning or 10:46 am for you boring, normal people.
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Science-fiction predicts the future again!

Okay, so here’s a story on Slashdot about researchers using brain cells from a rat to make a robot run. Big News, right? Nope.
A guy by the name of Joe Clifford Faust predicted this in a book called
The Company Man
. A sadly out of print book that predicts this and several other things that are a little frightening. But, this book predicted that artificial intelligence, as such, never happens. Instead, animal brains are hooked up to computer systems instead. He predicted several “levels” of brain being used: rat, cat and dog.
It’s a really interesting book, if you can find it.

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