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In science fiction, it's usually space aliens who decide to use human brains to run things. However, in the real present it's the humans who are working on it. (Read
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|"Star Trek fans may recall an early instance of brain theft to run a computer system. In Spock's Brain, first aired in 1968, gorgeous space aliens steal his brain to run their civilization. Naturally, Kirk finds them easily; Bones creates a special controller to let him move Spock around while they chase after his brain (see also the real-life remote control for humans).
(Remote Control Spock
(Bill Christensen 10/20/2009 11:59:49 AM)
|"One word: ROBOCOP"
(Will Hobson 10/21/2009 1:50:33 AM)
|"Moira also points out that in Robocop 2, a human brain is installed in a robot. The article on cultured rat neuron brains mentions that it is unlikely that human neurons will be approved for use. For now.
(Bill Christensen 10/21/2009 5:20:15 PM)
|"The up-side of this is in Anne McKaffrey's Ship series, where the "brains" are all volunteers for whatever reason. Usually because they have a much better state of living as a ship brain or city brain then they would have had in their original crippled bodies.
(Moondragon007 9/5/2010 12:43:51 AM)
|"See also Robert Heinlein's reference to the idea of Cyborg pilots - a ship with pickled brains from The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.."
(Bill Christensen 9/6/2010 7:48:59 AM)
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