Frankenstein is the timeless story of reanimating a dead body through the use of technology.
And now a team of researchers in the US seem to be walking in the footsteps of Mary Shelley's creation with a new experiment.
Teams at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are experimenting with lumps of tissue taken from fossil bones of our early ancestors
They've reportedly managed to grow tiny brains, about the size of a pea, in petri dishes inside labs.
They say the next step is to link these cavemen brains to robots using neural implants to try and create a kind of Neanderthal cyborg.
This, in turn, will allow them to find out what caused Neanderthals to go extinct - leaving homo sapiens to colonise the Earth.
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As we all know, putting an "abby normal" brain into a giant is a very bad idea.
And what these mad scientists will discover is that Neanderthals died out because we exterminated them. A creature with superior intellect ALWAYS exterminates its "inferior" rivals.
And that is what superintelligent AI will do to us. It is the inevitable outcome of such "experiments". So why are we enabling scientists (probably with public funding) to build such things?