We concluded that, faced without an organic body, the mind can not exist independently. Faced with metallic limbs, or wires, where there once was arteries and veins, the mind will reject existence. The infinite freedom that would arise from a non-organic body would be negated by the finite organic structure of the brain. The thought of infinity is too much for an a priori finite organism. Essentially it is the a priori concept of death and the a posteriori knowledge of what that entails, which gives us a necessity to exist. It is as if without death there is no point of living.
This is why we haven’t had any success in our attempts at combining man and machine. The brains we salvaged from damaged bodies were already aware of existence. At first we thought it was because we were using exclusively the brain’s of criminals. Perhaps the brains were already corrupted by drugs and other negative stimulants. But when we secured donations from other people such as doctors, police officers etc, the results were exactly the same. The first chance they got they destroyed themselves, often in vastly creative ways that gave fantastic insights into the chemical understanding of the brain, which subsequently brought neurosciences into a new age.
This is why we started developing the brain independent of the body. We believed that this was the only way forward. I was the most unhappy of all my fellow researchers at this conclusion. I am now in my late sixties, and I am certain my need for biomechanics is only around the corner. But the necessity to move on replaced my emotive stupidity. Perhaps we could develop something from the brains we were developing that could help better our world.