Would it be murder if we turned it off? – We can implant a computer control inside a disabled person’s brain, but can we implant a brain inside a computer?

Swiss researchers, working on something they call the Blue Brain project, claim they can build a fully-functioning replica of the human brain by 2020. In the British newspaper The Daily Mail, Michael Hanlon quotes neuroscientist Henry Markram as saying that he can build an electronic human brain “within ten years.”

This brings up ethical questions that are new for our species: If there’s a brain, is there also a soul? Would turning off the computer be equated with committing murder? Would reprogramming it be torture? We have enough trouble with the internet without delving into those depths!

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