The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that scientists, working under a grant from multi-zillionaire Paul Allen, have developed a "map" of a mouse's brain.
This is very cool.
I need a copy, pronto. I'm pretty damn good at reading circuit diagrams, and I could make use of the "map."
Granted, the mousie-mind is probably more highly developed than mine. After all, the little rodents seem, in general, pretty contented with their lot. When was the last time you saw one in a bad mood?
Be that as it may, I might be able to figure out, with careful study, which wires I could snip to right my mental ship. Perhaps all it would take is bypassing a processing-unit or two, adding a resistor to a line where the wires overheat.
Certainly, there are some burned-out components, and a few unused networking and command-and-control modules that could profitably be yanked out.
It surely wouldn't hurt to use a mouse-brain map to make essential repairs to the old noggin. I might actually be able to improve the design a bit.
And what could possibly go wrong? I might be more useful to society if I spent my days propelling a wheel. At worst, I already have an affinity for cheese.
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