Group Think

Scientists have linked together the brains of monkeys to collectively control the movements of an artificial arm, proving that connected brains can cooperate to solve problems. Further, a separate study linked brains of rats together to combine isolated data, effectively creating one larger, more capable super-brain. Jeff and Anthony certainly don’t see any issues with the beginning of rat super-brains generated out of armies of linked rat minds. Nothing can go wrong with that, so… no concerns in this episode!

Scientists have linked together the brains of monkeys to collectively control the movements of an artificial arm, proving that connected brains can cooperate to solve problems. Further, a separate study linked brains of rats together to combine isolated data, effectively creating one larger, more capable super-brain. Jeff and Anthony certainly don’t see any issues with the beginning of rat super-brains generated out of armies of linked rat minds. Nothing can go wrong with that, so… no concerns in this episode!

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