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#1 SaxonViolence

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:54 PM

Friends,

 

Are wet computers Engineering or Biology?

 

Anyway, I have often visualized a vat grown modular brain suspended in a bubbling oxygen rich nutrient bath in something like a fish tank. Individual "slabs" of brain can be pulled out like the sections of a beehive. They can even be replaced as long as you don't replace too many at one time.

 

The brain cells are connected to an electronic computer that acts as an input/output device and does any number-crunching better suited to digital intelligence...

 

Is this even remotely possible in principle?

 

Any observations about unforeseen aspects of such a system?

 

 

…..Saxon Violence 



#2 GAHD

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Posted 03 June 2019 - 10:18 PM

Oh, more than just possible. Implemented in various ways.

#3 fahrquad

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 09:47 PM

I would assume a "wet computer" would be that gray stuff between our ears.  We may not rival the electronic computers that we have created in speed or capacity, but our 3 pounds of mush have the capacity for imagination, creativity, empathy, and other traits an electronic computer cannot yet mimic.