Friday, May 02, 2008

The way we are going

They are making artificial blood, but it still kills too many people.

There is an artificial heart, that works for a while.

Artificial skin can be used in some circumstances.

There are many examples of artificial limbs that work well.

Lots if artificial hair.

Silicone breasts

redone noses, faces, lips, chins,

artificial hips, knees, shoulders.

Brains?, well not yet,


in Switzerland there is a company that has linked over 2000 IBM microchips that can handle 22.8 trillion operations per second. Each is supposed to represent a neuron and the hope is that this will mimic brain functioning, and with enough electricity swarming through it they hope it can generate a mind.

I hope it has good parents.