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Is Robocop Becoming A Reality?

What are the scientist up to? Trying to make RoboCop a reality!

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,24181170-2,00.html

Gordon , researchers have developed the world's first robot controlled by living brain tissue / AFP

MEET Gordon, probably the world's first robot controlled exclusively by living brain tissue.

Created from cultured rat neurons, Gordon's primitive grey matter was designed at the UK's University of Reading by scientists who unveiled the neuron-powered machine yesterday.

This is getting scary! Call me dumb if you like, but this is scary to me. I won't be surprised if they get a dying person who agree to donate his brain for their next experiment, then we will have a robot controlled by a living human brain! Their report shows that they are already excited by the achievement they've made so far. What gets me scared really is the claim that:

The robot has no additional control from a human or computer.

That means, it is on its own and may just decided to do whatever it pleases. That to me is dangerous!

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Funny, that scripture has always been taken out of context.

it has been put to mean that eyes have not seen, or ears heard

the material wealth God has in store for someone.

Well, We can only wait on the Lord till that time

and Be prepared for His coming

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"But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained

before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had

they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written,

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man,

the things which God hath prepared for them that love him."

(I Corinthians 2:7-9)

@gamine

The above passage also suggests that God has an eternal glorious plan for man of which nobody on this earth as even a vague idea.

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who ever becomes my wife would be the most important woman in my life-- that includes my mom, sister and mary the mom of jesus

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@gamine

Check out my post on "the incredible gospel of Jesus christ on this link http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria/topic-149239.0.html though it is not my original writing i was able to pick some sense in it.

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I sincerely pray and hope we are all ready but i have the feeling that the church is not emphasizing the true gospel and most people don't realize it.

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Yes.

The World will never be ready.

The Question is, Are You Ready?

The Bible has told us to GET READY.

We must be Ready.

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Exactly.

The Reason why the line wont be crossed is what happened in the garden.

Man wields such power that is unfathomable right now,

But He will always be put in check, now that he knows Good and Evil.

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But Thank God for the Resurrection which has Given Restoration to man.[/i]

The World as we know it now, will never see 50% of Mans Harnessed Brain potential

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When you sit in front of your PC keyboard in 2 days' time, 'Kilby' is a name that should cross your mind. That is because 2008 is the 50th anniversary of the first integrated circuit, demonstrated on 12 Sep 1958 by its inventor, Jack Kilby, to his supervisor at Texas Instruments.

Although the integrated circuit was first conceived by Geoffrey W.A. Dummer (a radar scientist), he was unsuccessf in his attempt to build such a circuit in 1956. The integrated circuit was independently co-invented by Jack Kilby of Texas Instruments and Robert Noyce of Fairchild Semiconductor around the same time. Kilby won the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physics for his part of the invention of the integrated circuit.

Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_circuit

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[list][list]Cloaking Device One Step Closer to Science Fiction

This development could help form the basis for higher resolution optical imaging, nanocircuits for high-powered computers, and, to the delight of science-fiction and fantasy buffs, cloaking devices that could render objects invisible to the human eye. These two breakthroughs are in the development of metamaterials - composite materials with extraordinary capabilities to bend electromagnetic waves.

Applications for a metamaterial entail altering how light normally behaves. In the case of invisibility cloaks or shields, the material would need to curve light waves completely around the object like a river flowing around a rock. For optical microscopes to discern individual, living viruses or DNA molecules, the resolution of the microscope must be smaller than the wavelength of light.[/list][/list]

Source: http://www.ucop.edu/sciencetoday/article/18515

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Gamine stop talking about things you don't know. . . . . . . .

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Believe me, there are a lot of scientists with good moral principles in handling science responsibly. And I'm not limiting my thoughts to Christians who are scientists: my list would include many scientists of other faiths - I know of several muslims who are scientists and have made a mark in the corridors of scientific enquiries.

But there are also non-theistic scientists as well who share this sense of handling science responsibly. For them, while science is not a question of religious enquiry and its effects on our hearts and consciences, they nonetheless hold very mature and responsible views on what science could be applied to and how it should not be abused.

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Science seeks to understand the nature of Gods creations and as of now the nature of physically observable worlds. An understanding of the nature of the world will be applied to generate limitless and unimaginable things but those things will not negate the intrinsic nature of the very things. Yes the forms that arose from the union of elements may seem limitless and unimaginable but the basic elements that gave rise to the form in the first instance remains the same. Thus for instance basic elements for the formation of macromolecules like DNA, RNA, proteins are already in existence. All that a scientist does is to enquire about its nature and use that knowlege to bring forms. Cloning uses the same DNA and it is similar to normal fertilization. It is just that in this case instead of a sperm, DNA from a body cell is injected to an egg without its nucleus (DNA). The egg is then decieved to believe that fertilization has taken place and the process of embryogenesis is triggered just like in a natural fertilization process. Thus cloning is actually derived from the understanding of how a sperm fertilizes the egg. Ofcourse there is a line that may not be crossed. For instance you can not clone a dog with a material that has no DNA in it. The cloning of a human body is far more complex and difficult than that of other animals. So far there is no report of a human being born as a result of cloning. However it is probable that the scientific barrier that currently prevents human cloning may be overcome in future. The question then will be, what is in that human body that developed from a human clone. Is it the breath of God, the spirit or something else? What are the religious, moral, ethical and philosophical implications of human cloning. Most importantly will it be possible to develop artificial womb in which the clone will be transplanted back? Will a human clone that developed in an artificial womb be the same as the human clone that developed in a womans womb? I guess people will seek for answers if a human clone is successfully born.

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Im Sure Scientists hardly have "morals" in their minds

Those with morals are usually the ones grossly disappointed

when something phenomenal takes place.

Science will say, how can this be done, What if man can do this n that

and the discoveries will be made as frequent as possible.

What are the Moral Questions being put forward?

Why should it be a deterrent to how far man can go

@Kunle.

The line will not be crossed, just as the babelites tried to cross it, anyone wld be stopped.

Animals have no soul to speak off, they can be cloned and cloning dosnt come without side effects.

i dont believe a Human will be cloned.

Man in the garden, is different form the man that is now

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@gamine

There are two questions i would like to ask you?

1. were exactly is the line? several animals; mammals to be precise have now been cloned by scientists. what is the gurantee they have not already cloned a human being and they are keeping it secret becos of the likely public out cry and condemnation.

2. If there is really a line why then did God create man to hav so much abilities. As i mentioned in my earlier post God created man to be like him (and this was deliberate act) could it mean that God created man to be a lesser version of him? If that is the case then the human potential is limitless and unimaginable

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Well, IMHO I think it all goes to show that science is breaking forth into new frontiers -especially where science as a tool is handled responsibly.

But like you said, perhaps there is a line (or may I say a certain 'boundary') which science may not be able to cross. The reason behind this thinking to me is that science does not seek to answer the question of "why" as regards the reality of life or our observable world. It is this fundamental question that worldviews and philosophies graple with, and especially on the question of moral principles, the natural and physical sciences are said at present to be inadeqaute tools of measurements.

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The thing is,

The Line is already drawn for us.

No matter how far the Scientist go, there is a line they will never be able to cross.

Scientific Discoveries will continue to wow us, working on principles either discovered now

or years ago.

Once upon a time, the morality of flying was raised. what do we think about it now?

A gill membrane has been created which would allow man stay in water for as long as he wants.

A process of shipping human eggs to live in mars is being considered.

What do these pose for us?

I just believe that no matter how far science may seem to go, It can never cross the line.

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This is a bridge between religion and science, it is just a matter of time before that bridge is crossed that is if the world doesn't come to an end before then. Even the bible says that man is capable of becoming like god if given enough time

Genesis 3:22:

  22And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

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Well, the line ought to be drawn somewhere, somehow, someday. . . and I think many voices are beginning to be raised about that.

It's clear that science will continue to bring us many amazing things - many of which we thought impossible. A few other things that are getting people excited already is the work on a project to fabricate an "invisible coat". The process is founded on the principle of bending light rays so that at a critical angle whoever wears the coat would appear invisible to others. This is for real.

However, as was hinted at before, the big question is on the moral and philosphical grounds on scientific enquiries in our day. Of course, many scientists understand that the physical and natural sciences do not concern themselves with moral questions or aesthetic enquiries, yet these concerns cannot be disregarded. I have in mind the kind of science that people conduct with reckless disrespect and abandon for the quality of life. But that is another issue entirely.

Anyway, what is clearly before us is that even theistically inclined minds who engage in science understand that it is a tool and not an end in itself. To such ends, science should be handled responsibly.

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If u no understand

Ask Questions, it dosnt hurt.

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