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Manmade brains, human or artificial?

If (When?) science grows brains the way they can now grow other body parts, and should these brains be interfaced somehow with computer chips, would they be human or artificial? What if these brains think for themselves? Whose brain would it be? The labs, the factory's, or the one who contributed the initial cells? Would it get to be its own after it 'grows up'?

Inspired by Christophe Cop’s “Artificial Intelligence will supersede Human intelligence” question.

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  • Mar 31 2011: Technology is certainly going to redefine what it means to be human. My concern about this subject is more along the lines of if we insert a computer chip in a human brain then people can be controlled by that chip. A scary thought considering that we can't trust governments or corporations.
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    Mar 29 2011: to be a human is to be born, eat, have sex etc.etc. if this "person" wasn't made from sex of two humans it is in fact not human. Artificial life can never become human life. If you train a monkey to be just like a monkey it would still be a monkey. If a robot were to have human intellect it would still be a robot.

    or well that's my point of view...
    • Mar 29 2011: Even if it’s sentient?

      (You meant train a monkey to be just like a human, no?)