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Future Human intelligence: Superhuman

  1. Dec 21, 2012 #1
    I have watched next world'' Future Superhuman" and they shown what abilities and powers the human being will have in the future. They showned Telepathic communication and what it show is that we will speak to machines and make telepathic calls. Getting smarter was interesting. Digital eye contacts shown that the computer will be everywhere. So I thought that kind of technology was way cool.
    So I just watched it on YouTube, so go check it out about future technology.
     
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  3. Dec 21, 2012 #2

    Drakkith

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    A minor point here. I'd say it's not about what we WILL have, but about what we MIGHT have. I can guarantee that we will not have telepathic communication in the traditional sense. Perhaps if we have radio transmitters and receivers implanted we can mimic some form of telepathy, but it's not quite the same.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2012 #3

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    I predict that humanity will be "smarter" but continue to do very, very stupid things on a regular basis.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2012 #4
    I agree with you. People will just remain weak species but It be nice to have a better civilization of Scientists, Engineers and programmers.
     
  6. Dec 21, 2012 #5

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    The question is, if we turn out smarter, WHY will we be smarter? Are we evolving that way? According to my knowledge on the subject of evolution we are not. Anyone know?
     
  7. Dec 21, 2012 #6
    It's just not that humanity is evolving, but our education will be better with digital Aristotle and that will be great for society for better generations.
     
  8. Dec 21, 2012 #7

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    Perhaps.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2012 #8
    Most people don't like to learn and are successful in avoiding such. So it doesn't matter how much info is available, they just ignore it. Anti-intellectualism is strong. Just look at China's cultural revolution, or Cambodia in the 70's.

    If they ever get a telepathic link (some sort of embedded radio is possible) then most people would use it to experience porn.

    The communication of scientific knowledge has increased hugely. I used to search libraries, and everything is so much easier. I wonder why scientific progress doesn't seem to have accelerated. Perhaps the easy discoveries have all been made and it will just keep getting harder. But now the limit is how fast someone can learn, not the availability of info. We don't know what to do to make learning faster.

    There is no rule that things have to progress. Music has gone way backward in the last 40 years.

    You might be interested in the Orion's Arm project. It has to do with superintelligence.
     
  10. Dec 22, 2012 #9
    the antithsies would be:
    "I predict that humanity will be "stupider" but continue to do very, very smart things on a regular basis.
     
  11. Dec 22, 2012 #10

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    I'm hard-pressed to decide which is the more cynical position.
     
  12. Dec 26, 2012 #11

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    As I scientist I can safely say that this sounds like an incredibly boring future. Why on earth would we want only these people? I would like a future wherein people didn't play the elite card.

    Edit: forgot to add that being a scientist, engineer or programmer is not a guarantee of being a good person nor of being intelligent across the board.
     
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  13. Jan 25, 2013 #12
    The problem is that if all of society did this then the individual scientist would beb etter off giving up on their career because if they try something odds are it's already been done. Society would need engineers to go above and beyond to provide something new, and programmers would repeatedly make the same programs over and over again. Soon society would fall into a sort of ignorance again after learning everything we have felt we can learn and then the cycle starts over.
     
  14. Feb 2, 2013 #13
    I think, because automation can solve more and more things, future humans will have to take creative jobs, and operate in networks to sum their capabilities.
    It seems to me, that a network of people can still outsmart any electronic brain, and AIs that can think like human, wont be viable, they are just more expensive than humans.
    I think telepathy (with implants, that could be turned off if someone wants privacy) would be a great thing.
     
  15. Feb 7, 2013 #14
    What show was that? Telepathy is quack as far as I know. I am more concerned that our intelligence is an anomaly and that will be eventually straightened out down the line.
     
  16. Feb 8, 2013 #15

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    Locked, pending moderation.

    Discussions in this forum are not exempted from our PF Rules.

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