The Borg have arrived!

RAM and human memory have always inhabited entirely separate worlds, but the boundary between them is now blurring. Hardware and wetware may have more in common than you think.

The latest issue of the British journal Advanced Materials offers a case in point: Picture grafting a microelectronic circuit directly onto a human brain cell. Do this successfully, and you've opened the floodgates for bioelectronic devices from brain implants, therapies and prosthetics to neural computers.,48572,00.html

Jim H