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Old 07-26-2013, 01:00 AM   #2
gjc8
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Default Re: An Article on brain Mapping

Hard to say. The big neuroscience milestones in the THS timeline are still a ways out (unless you count AI, but early AI work, at least, is likely independent from brain mapping technology).

We seem to be behind on general biotech, though, which might prove problematic for keeping on track. We missed the 2010 deadline for human cloning (perhaps as much for ethical reasons as technical, but more conservative bioethics could certainly prevent many THS developments). The timeline says that a human clone is born in 2010, so even with the embryonic stem cell breakthrough in May, we're still behind schedule. And I'd be happy to be wrong on this, but I don't thing we're going to get the "cheap broad-spectrum AIDS vaccine" in 2016, either.
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