Intelligence Amplification and Society

  • #26
sketchtrack
Forcing babies to be implanted? Post a link to a reputable source.

As far as a woman having a brain implant to make her happy and giddy, you are misinterpreting whatever you saw. Again, post a link.
I'm not saying that they are doing it now, I'm only suggesting the possibility of it happening in the future. The reason I suggested this is because in some countries children are screened for their abilities at very young ages and are picked and assigned jobs by the government. Why not pick the son or daughter of a genus and implant him at birth and send him off to be a spy or something. I can picture it happening though I am not accusing.

The women did have an implant that made her giddy, saw it last night on the science channel. They showed her being interviewed in the hospital bed right after surgery and she was all giddy and talking about how happy she feels already.

 
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  • #27
If I had a baby, I would dip her/him into a bowl of knowledge. She/He would then become the new Einstein.
 
  • #28
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If I had a baby, I would dip her/him into a bowl of knowledge. She/He would then become the new Einstein.
Don't forget the heels.

They always forget to dip the heels.
 
  • #29
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The women did have an implant that made her giddy, ...
And sometimes implants make the partner happy too. But that begs the question of how some "giddy" implant would be used to control a population anymore than say giving away loads of recreational drugs.
 
  • #30
sketchtrack
And sometimes implants make the partner happy too. But that begs the question of how some "giddy" implant would be used to control a population anymore than say giving away loads of recreational drugs.
The implant doesn't have the side effects. The people who are getting these have a long history of trying to use prescription drugs to fight the depression, but it only made it worse in the long run.
 
  • #31
sketchtrack
Just imagine the olympic ceremonies you could pull off with thousands of cyborgs. It actually makes me wonder if chinas already doing it?
 
  • #32
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Don't forget the heels.

They always forget to dip the heels.
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
 
  • #33
sketchtrack
If they someday master immortality and master interfacing the brain with a computer, the future is going to be crazy.

I wonder if people will get themselves giant robot bodies with all moving parts interfaced with the brain, that can fly, swim to the bottom of the oceans travel through space. Go see mars first hand and come back the same age. Go to titan and swim around under the ice.

We could have autopilot for when we sleep. We could go to work take a nap put the autopilot on and let the computer do all the thinking. We could make certain things an automated process and block our memory for those periods of time so it seams instantaneous.

I would head for a distant galaxy, put autopilot on, put myself into hibernate mode and it seam as if I just step from one galaxy to the next in a single instant. Maybe set an alarm system that wakes you under certain circumstances that may be dangerous or would require your consent.
 
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  • #34
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If they someday master immortality and master interfacing the brain with a computer, the future is going to be crazy.

I wonder if people will get themselves giant robot bodies with all moving parts interfaced with the brain, that can fly, swim to the bottom of the oceans travel through space. Go see mars first hand and come back the same age. Go to titan and swim around under the ice.
Not to rain on your parade too much, but that's a rather impressive energy footprint you are imagining there.
 
  • #35
sketchtrack
Hey man its the future, you never know
 
  • #36
sketchtrack
Not to rain on your parade too much, but that's a rather impressive energy footprint you are imagining there.
Yeah, we probably will one day master computer interfacing, and maybe immortality, but most people will have smaller things to worry about like obtaining food, drinking water, and breathing air.
 
  • #37
Jordan Joab
Yeah, we probably will one day master computer interfacing, and maybe immortality, but most people will have smaller things to worry about like obtaining food, drinking water, and breathing air.
And downloading porn directly to their brains.
 

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