For a chunk of the 20th century, SF writers played around with various “brain in a jar” scenarios, and now, it’s come true. Well, only a little bit: it’s not a complete brain, and it’s a petri dish rather than a jar, but according to University of Pittsburgh researchers, they’ve managed to culture rat hippocampus cells, complete …
Zombies will be happy
there I said it
New icon time already?
So we've only just had a icon update, yet this makes me think a brain in a jar icon may have been nice.
I, For one...
... welcome our new Brain-in-a-petri-dish overlords.
Thats a lot longer than the tools I work with.....Can we buy these and get them implanted in people?
You mean I'm supposed to have a Facebook page AND a brain ?
Explains where Nu Labour got theirs
etc etc etc
Brain in jar icon.
What's it mean?
This is how sentience starts you know...
Give 'em human rights and the vote...
Then make millions of the things, send 'em to work and impose income tax on them. Bingo! Instant economic recovery! In a test tube!
Or you could have the brains from Australian politicians, they aren't using them at the moment.
I just wonder how long before they start to create brains that think in the way they want you to think. A new form of eugenics.
I wouldn't worry.
The only thing a cultured brain-in-a-dish is likely to think is, "AAAAAHHH! OH MY GOD! I'M A BLOODY BRAIN IN A DISH!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHH!!"
Given its 12-second lifespan, it is likely to have a second thought. Then it really is time to worry.
Oh joy ...
They've just created the next generation of recruitment/HR consultants.
"Let me die... please, let me die...!"