Move over Minecraft, Fortnight players, Apex Legends, Counter-Strike, and even Candy Crush. Mad scientists have been experimenting with growing brain cells to do all sorts of tasks, including playing a video games.
Calling them “Mini-Brains,” they say they can play now play video games- sort of. They have experimented with playing a 1970s classic game, “Pong.” I remember my first time playing Pong at a bowling alley in Fraser, Michigan. My mom bowled on a league on a Wednesday night. I have to tell you, it was more fun than having a babysitter at the time. The game was incredible at that point in time in 1972. It wasn’t too much longer in 1975 we got a home version of the game. It had crude graphics and basic black & white fun.
Scientists say the new home-grown brain cells are not that great at “Pong” but show progress. Some others in the Science community say they are going too far with experiments. Really? Too far? What are they afraid of? Homegrown brain cells mastering Ms. Pacman? I Look forward to what is next for the “mini-brains.” If the scientists really want to impress me, let them master beer pong.