-OpenWorm is an open source project dedicated to creating a virtual C. elegans nematode in a computer.
OpenWorm aims to build the first comprehensive computational model of the Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans), a microscopic roundworm. With only a thousand cells, it solves basic problems such as feeding, mate-finding and predator avoidance. Despite being extremely well studied in biology, this organism still eludes a deep, principled understanding of its biology.
Using a bottom-up approach, aimed at observing the worm behaviour emerge from a simulation of data derived from scientific experiments carried out over the past decade. To do so we are incorporating the data available in the scientific community into software models. We are engineering Geppetto and Sibernetic, open-source simulation platforms, to be able to run these different models in concert. We are also forging new collaborations with universities and research institutes to collect data that fill in the gaps.
>Source Code is a 2011 American science fiction-techno-thriller film
directed by Duncan Jones, written by Ben Ripley, starring Jake Gyllenhaal,
Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright.
The film had its world premiere on March 11, 2011 at SXSW,
and was released by Summit Entertainment on April 1, in America and Europe.
What is the Brain Source Code?
It’s quantum mechanics. Parabolic calculus.
When a light bulb is turned off,
there’s an after-glow, a lingering, halo-like effect.
Have you seen it?
The brain is like that. It’s electromagnetic field remains charged,
just briefly, even after death : circuits remain open.
Now, there’s another peculiarity about the brain.
It contains a short-term memory track that’s approximately eight minutes long.
Like a convenience store security camera that only records the last portion
of the day’s activity on its hard drive.
Now, in combining these two phenomena,
circuitry that remains viable post-mortem and a memory bank
that goes back eight minutes, source code enables us to capitalize
on the overlap.
Subject : Steel Jeeg
Original creator: Tatsuya Yasuda
It was first broadcast on Japanese TV in 1975
Hiroshi hears the voice of his father,
Hiroshi should run by him at his antiatomic base.
Hiroshi enters the computer room.
Hiroshi is astonished at what he sees.
It is “Dr. Shiba” , his father, it speaks to the son after death.
Uploading all his knowledge in a tetragrammaton hardware-software ,
Dr. Shiba beat death.
Although he couldn’t take decisions in future events
because new parameters would interfere with his limited knowledge
it/he can still interact with its probable and possible action
in response of ‘events posthumously’.
Hiroshi :” This is my father’s voice , I’m not dreaming…”
“What you see is not me for real .
I’ve stored in the computer anything I knew in the event of an accident.
During an archaeological digging I discovered an ancient bronze bell
With engravings in a language unknown.
Once deciphered I learned that it belonged to an advanced people
lived thousands of years ago in which science was not used
to make life easier for all but for the oppression of ‘man on man’.
This was the Yamatai Kingdom governed by perfidious
Queen Himika and her haniwa warriors.”
Hiroshi learns about his father’s death, and his legacy:
after the accident, Hiroshi was turned by his father into a cyborg,
the bronze bell hidden in his own chest,
able to transform into the head of a giant robot, the Steel Jeeg,
created by Prof. Shiba with the purpose of stopping
the Yamatai invasion of modern Japan .
However a Shiba’s AfterDeath/Life is yet possible ?
This very intriguing plot , and remotely different from Ghost in the Machine
as it is here it should be Man in the Machine,
could have a real aspect if the following stuff is not only a speculation :
..The End of Death: ‘Soul Catcher’ Computer Chip Due…
About half of the grant will go toward scientific research
into near-death experiences.
Fischer will also study some attempts to prolong life.
“People are beginning to talk about uploading our minds onto computers,”
Fischer said to Muckenfuss,
“taking a scan of our brains and being able to preserve it.”
He acknowledged that such attempts were perhaps unusual,
but “in philosophy we believe in thinking through these problems,” he explained.