-3
$\begingroup$

Theoretically a human brain integrated into a robot body could have the longest lifespan and be the most efficient in the work force. Disease would be minimal. But is it in the realms of possibility?

You don't have to answer all the questions.

  1. Could you still have a nervous system through electric impulses imitating the sense of touch?

  2. How would you nourish your brain to sustain life if you don't have a stomach?

  3. Procreation would have to be done prior to becoming a human robot, as this would simply not be possible.

  4. What would the new estimated lifespan be?

  5. A bionic heart would be the most optimal, but would this be possible?

If disease became rampant and technology is very advanced you never know what is in the realms of possibility.

$\endgroup$

closed as too broad by sphennings, Vincent, L.Dutch, a CVn, nzaman Aug 30 '17 at 9:38

Please edit the question to limit it to a specific problem with enough detail to identify an adequate answer. Avoid asking multiple distinct questions at once. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question. If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

  • $\begingroup$ "you never know what is in the realm of possibility." I think this shows why this isn't a good question, nobody really knows and the question is very broad and open ended. $\endgroup$ – Braydon Aug 30 '17 at 3:44
  • 2
    $\begingroup$ Please limit yourself to one question per post. $\endgroup$ – sphennings Aug 30 '17 at 3:57
  • $\begingroup$ I think this may make a good series of questions- it may even give birth to a new tag! $\endgroup$ – PipperChip Aug 30 '17 at 4:15
  • $\begingroup$ Where exactly is a robot superior? There is no robot which can stay operative for 80+years like a human body can do. $\endgroup$ – L.Dutch Aug 30 '17 at 5:05
  • $\begingroup$ Human brains in robots is an evolutionary dead end, if there is no way that they can subsequently reproduce. $\endgroup$ – Lee Leon Aug 30 '17 at 6:51
2
$\begingroup$

This scheme wouldn't work for multiple reasons, but I will cite just one:

Brain cannot work as an isolated organ, even assuming you can give enough nutrients to keep it healthy and functioning (this could be done, in a reasonable future) and are able to plug into it input/outputs to the robotic body (this also, with a certain difficulty, mainly due to needed number of nanotransducers, is thinkable) what it will stop you is the brain works in a complex system where neurotransmitters are generated in places very far from it.

As an example: it seems a fundamental impulse for long term memorization is a systemic (blood-stream) neurotransmitter produced by cardiac ganglia; other parts of "reward system", essential for learning, are connected to various parts of our body, including adrenal and intestine ganglia.

$\endgroup$
  • $\begingroup$ May I know reason for downvoting? $\endgroup$ – ZioByte Aug 30 '17 at 11:00
  • $\begingroup$ I do not know why you were downvoted, but I upvoted you again - I am sure you are right. $\endgroup$ – Lee Leon Aug 30 '17 at 11:30
  • $\begingroup$ Good answer ZioByte. Althogh i disagree with the not possible aspect of it, i like to see it as we are not near scientifically evolved yet. $\endgroup$ – Jon Frank Aug 31 '17 at 2:31

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.