...bypassing his DRM featured house...
Wouldn't that be more like ARM-featured house, as in Analog Rights Management?
This is a worst case solution since it would imply that the brain is not understood yet.
That's not too bad. When we build one of those, we can afford it with a probe facility that it can use to observe and manipulate its own brain or clones thereof. It can then find out how its brain works and tell us, or code up a minimal AI if we want that.
One man's constant is another man's variable. -- A.J. Perlis