How "Doctorowian"

Implanting a rat with a computer brain? Well is is not the whole brain just the hippocampus (not a college for fat women). It is pretty cool yet spooky in a late night am radio Art Bell sort of way. If you wake up one morning and there is a strange set of suture marks at the base of your skull now you will know why. Will there be a time where people back up their memories with a hard drive as written in Doctorow's Down and Out In the Magic Kingdom? It looks probable. Will they place those memories into clones and thus create immortality? The ethical implications are pretty heavy for me to know.

via BoingBoing.net | more on brain/computer interfaces from Creative Loafing.

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