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  1. #1 Memory + Chips=? 
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    Sorry if this is a stupid question, and it's probably been asked before, but is it possible to somehow connect a wire with the memory's nuero ((spell check)) pathways, and 'download' information into a persons brain? (keep in mind that im young, so dont really know the whole complexities of the functions of our memory)


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    I feel that if that were ever possible, it would take an extremely good understanding of just how the memory works. It probably would never be a real useful or common thing in any case because it'd most likely require brain surgery...and I imagine if the 'memory center' of the brain isn't in the outer portion of the brain and is more to the inside, that would not be a good thing to mess with.


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    I'd have to say that we probably don't know enough about the brain and memory at this point to say whether or not that will ever be possible.

    If you're interested you should try looking up current memory research. It's pretty fascinating stuff.
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    Human memory seems to work through reinforcing existing pathways, creating new ones, and atrophying some. A simple 'download' would almost certainly never work, and it may even be necessary to consider that a time/iteration factor is necessary for any memory to be created in the human brain.

    More promising, I suspect, would be speculation in the other direction - downloading human memory to chips...
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    I don't know if its possible but if you think about it is it really ethical and if you did that people might belive its an absoulute which is always bad
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    Considering how much we have advanced over the centuries I think it is highly plausible that that could happen. It would be in the future once we have a better understanding of the brain.
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  8. #7 computers 
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    take example of computers, Windows and Linux and Macos do not communicate with each other and they are infinitely less complicated than brain. It is just impossible to find a way of "down/uploading something directly to brain"
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    This is already possible, They can make chips from mural brain cells. By just sending in electric pulses. And with the fact that they can even learn, if stimulated with a corrective pulse. The earliest models of such kinds can even fly a plane at a flight simulator. And yes, it crashes the first 20 times, but then it learns how to keep it in the air, and to land and take it off again.

    Very cool actually, with just a couple of cells. It saves a bunch on AI programming.
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    Imagine, being able to create matter out of thin air, and not coming up with using drones for boarding hostile ships. Or using drones to defend your own ship. Heck, using drones to block energy attacks, counterattack or for surveillance. Unless, of course, they are nano-machines in your blood, which is a billion times more complex..
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