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I think biological neurons do that — neurons used for one purpose can also serve another function or few, and that's one of the difficulties of understanding the brain.

Look at how neural nets (AI) work. It's crazy. Those are basically just mimicking real ones, but limited to a clock cycle because they're in virtual space instead of physical space.
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@redweasel
I’m pretty sure technology like that is a lot less than 30 billion years away, for everything except the zero-point battery I’d say that kind of technology is at least a few decades away
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@redweasel
Well the human brain is already pretty redundant in that it doesn’t make use of most of its synaptic potential, meaning it could be way smaller and still hold a full human mind. Knowing that it might be possible to make something like a breezie, although their brain would probably have to be very complex and dense, possibly even made of artificial neurons, which work much faster and can act as multiple neurons in one, rather than biological ones. I personally like the idea of the artificial breezie brain being a sentient neuromorphic computer
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Now that’s the kind of future I’d want to live in, although I’d probably be in a similar boat to the old man by the time I got to see it
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redweasel
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Fuzzbutt
@Cirrus Light

frankly if I could use biotech to save someone from losing their child, I'd do that in a heartbeat too. it's not like you can't already just whip up a new child in 9 months or so. and improving the quality of life for elderly people is awesome. the only thing worse than death is a slow decline before it. I'd love to have a bunch of cute little ponies running around making people's lives joyful, and I don't see why anyone would want a 12 year time limit. if they did, they could just get a dog, and watch it horribly waste away naturally.

so I feel bad for ardashir, since there's so many people trying so hard to creep them out about this wonderful stuff, and there's not much you can do to stop being affected by that, when hollywood keeps getting in your face and screaming all "oh godddddd how horribleeeee!" about it.
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@Cirrus Light
I remember a video about gene editing I saw a few months ago, talking about how it's a system with great protonation, and because of that, people are either extremely caution to prevent unforeseen side effects, while others want to use it straight away without hesitation. There's a reason one of the lead developers had a nightmare of her explaining it to a pig-faced Hitler.
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@redweasel
I mean, they're not totally unjustified — in a way the Luddites have a point, without modern technology, we'd never have world wars or mutually assured destruction and the nightmare of an uninhabitable radioactive winter waste of Earth.

Similarly, biotech can spawn nightmares. Some more obvious than others. Many are wild conjectures. But we face the possibility of bad, acknowledging it and avoiding it to get the good.

Yeah, those things with biotech would be bad, but that's no reason to not pursue it.

I dunno, it's 4am so I'm probably ranting incoherently :q
redweasel
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Fuzzbutt
@Cirrus Light

all I'm saying is lots of biotech is simple and safe, and it's politics that make the trouble. because of the fearmongering, most people are just as horrified by the points in @Ardashir's post as you are about that one thing we're not going to argue about.
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@redweasel
…like how abortion isn’t a big deal, compared to the taking away of our freedom to prevent it…

Well, I'd say that's close to saying murder isn't a big deal (because whether it's murder or not entirely depends on your definition of what a human life is, and given things like advancing incubator technology and c-sections, birth seems an archaic place to draw the line), but that just gets political so let's not.

There's a thread for that. I'll even initiate and take the conversation there.
redweasel
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Fuzzbutt
@Blissey1

well, I more mean the governmental police, due to corrupted laws treating ideas like salable commodities. but yeah, they're basically monsanto's goons now. tax funded!

biotech sadly has dangers beyond the biology. like gene patents, or also like how abortion isn't a big deal, compared to the taking away of our freedom to prevent it. or how pharmaceutical abuse hurts us far less than the pharmaceutical industry. heck, stem cell research is the key to great longevity! that's the opposite of dangerous! but the religious groups attacking it… very, very dangerous.
redweasel
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@Cirrus Light

yeah, people don't realize how effective carpet bombing is, more destructive and deadly than any nuke ever launched.

I just wish they'd teach people about the actual dangers of biotech, like monoculture crop failure, pollinator death from wide range pesticides, (not to mention bioaccumulative poisons), profits from antibiotic abuse, or the thought police making it illegal to share seeds.