On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 1:16 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com>wrote:
> On Jul 28, 11:23 pm, Jason Resch <jasonre...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > > If you used one > > > real neuron (probably need a group of real neurons in practice) you > > > might be able to skip all that. > > > > So how small can the group of "real" neurons be? Can it be all > artificial > > except for one neuron and function as a normal mind? > > I doubt one would do it, but I don't know, it would have to be > attempted experimentally. Can one person run a continent of robot > cities? > > What if this group of biological neurons was involved in storing a memory of one's grandmother, and therefore they only activate when the person is thinking of her? Would that mean that this hybrid artificial/biological brain would only be conscious when remembering his grandmother and unconscious at all other periods in time? If the hybrid brain can be conscious when not remembering its grandmother, then what role or purpose do the biologival neurons serve in that time? You might argue that the biological neurons would have to be in some more critical or central area of the brain, but there is no such center of the brain where everything comes together. Jason -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.