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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