Modern Sci-Fi Books and Their Apparent Obsession with Brain Implants

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Why you do think engineers would commit such an egregious design flaw?
Engineers would not create such a design flaw, but some science fiction writers would.
 
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Engineers would not create such a design flaw, but some science fiction writers would.
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It's a bad science fiction writer that writes implausible engineering that the reader will see right through.
 
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I want a brain implant.
I forget why.
 
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"What do we want?"
"Augmented memoryyyy!"
"When do we want it?"
"Want what?"
 
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Engineers would not create such a design flaw, but some science fiction writers would.
Of course the engineers wouldn't. The marketing executives would do this. Planned obsolescence isn't something that could happen by accident. The implant itself isn't the danger, it is giving someone else access to how your brain works that is the problem. So in a healthy trustworthy society, it would be okay. In ours IDK.
 
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Of course the engineers wouldn't. The marketing executives would do this. Planned obsolescence isn't something that could happen by accident. The implant itself isn't the danger, it is giving someone else access to how your brain works that is the problem. So in a healthy trustworthy society, it would be okay. In ours IDK.
In a healthy trustworthy society, it would be okay for today. But society is unpredictable. You can't know that society will remain trustworthy.
 
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Of course.

The implausible aspect was the idea that the implant would need to be physically replaced regularly, like we toss away and upgrade our cell phones today.
Why would brain implants be more dependable than other electronic devices?
 
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Why would brain implants be more dependable than other electronic devices?
Because otherwise they would fail as a product.

No one is going to put a device in their head that fails often enough that it needs to be replaced with dangerous surgery. And therefore, no one is going to build and try to sell a device that fails often enough that it needs to be replaced with dangerous surgery.
 

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