I have created a world where the main character is a cyborg, a petri dish with neurons inside a machine, how smart could a neuron culture in a petri dish be?
Really crushingly stupid.
Because once you have neurons in a petri dish you can make them what you want to be. And super smart cyborgs smirking their super smart smarmy smirks has been done enough, I think. I am tired of them. ALso tired of the fact that they always have super strength and are often pretty hot.
This will be a really dumb cyborg. Not able to learn without a manipulation of the cells and addition of some new ones, which it gets from chickens. Running pretty much on reflexes. Every living being is smarter than this cyborg. Even the chickens (it keeps some handy for the above reason) outsmart the cyborg and steal its cyborg food pellets. It must have living things tell it what to do. Chickens should not be included among those living things that can tell it what to do but it has not learned that yet.
The cyborg can still be pretty hot but it looks silly because it struggles to put on clothes and wears a cyborg mumu. The cyborg mumu can be shiny silver, because this is the future.