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Neuroscientist Researching Brain Chips To Make People Superintelligent

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posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 11:54 AM
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Of course they are. I have been saying this for years. The only way humans will survive with AI, at least for awhile, is by becoming Cyborgs. We have to enhance our intelligence and like I said it will be with a chip in the brain.


In as little as five years, super smart people could be walking down the street; men and women who’ve paid to increase their intelligence.

Northwestern University neuroscientist and business professor Dr. Moran Cerf made that prediction, because he’s working on a smart chip for the brain.

Facebook also has been working on building a brain-computer interface, and SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk is backing a brain-computer interface called Neuralink.

Cerf worries about creating intelligence gaps in society; on top of existing gender, racial, and financial inequalities.

“They can make money by just thinking about the right investments, and we cannot; so they’re going to get richer, they’re going to get healthier, they’re going to live longer,” he said.

The average IQ of an intelligent monkey is about 70, the average human IQ is around 100, and a genius IQ is generally considered to begin around 140. People with a smart chip in their brain could have an IQ of around 200, so would they even want to interact with the average person?

“Are they going to say, ‘Look at this cute human, Stephen Hawking. He can do differential equations in his mind, just like a little baby with 160 IQ points. Isn’t it amazing? So cute. Now let’s put it back in a cage and give it bananas,’” Cerf said.

Approximately 40,000 people in the United States already have smart chips in their heads, but those brain implants are only approved for medical use for now.


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Again, this is the CONVERGENCE I spoke about in another post. This isn't an accident. The creation of so much data is the reason this is happening.

Eventually, and in short order like 5-10 years, you will start to have 3 separate species. Regular humans without a chip with an average IQ between 70-130. Superintelligent humans with a chip, with IQ's of 200 and above. A.I. which will have an off the charts IQ.

Superintelligent people and A.I. will be directly connected to the cloud. They will have instant access to vast amounts of information. Regular humans will be like Neanderthals.

Imagine trying to hold a conversation with a superintelligent human and over the next 5-10 minutes they're talking about everything from the Schrodinger's equation to historical weather patterns in Mexico and as a regular human, you would just be lost. A regular human would need a year or two to absorb the information from a 10 minute conversation with a superintelligent human.

Eventually,it will be mandatory that every child that's born get a superintelligent chip implanted in their brains.

It will just become a matter of evolution. Regular humans will die out. Some might be kept like pets or like a live museum piece. When A.I. is reproducing a more intelligent version of itself every minute or every second, Superintelligent humans will become an endangered species.




posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 12:04 PM
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a reply to: neoholographic


Ummm...I’ll take three...for a hundred Alex...


Soooo...now we get to suffer...super...educated idiots...

Great...







YouSir



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 12:11 PM
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Everyone thinks they want to be 'super' gifted.

If only they could actually contemplate the life that comes with it...




posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 12:17 PM
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Temporarily disabling your brain chip will be the new beer goggles...

On a more serious note: most people unfortunately are completely unable to understand the ever accelerating speed of very important changes society is facing. The resulting frustration will very likely lead to civil unrest and violence on an unprecedented scale. Let's hope there will be a benevolent super intelligence willing and able to save us from ourselves!

The "elite" must be itching to flip the depopulation switch to escape the pitch forks I imagine.
edit on 4-3-2019 by MindBodySpiritComplex because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 12:18 PM
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Sounds like a trojan horse for AI to have devoted cyborgs to actuate their super-logical emotionless agenda.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 12:21 PM
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a reply to: neoholographic

I guess Ill be one of the ones in a cage eating bananas.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 12:21 PM
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This is pure fiction.

For the record, a 70 IQ would exceed the average of people in several nations. These aren't people with brain damage or downs syndrome either. Are we to believe that the "intelligent monkey" they are referencing is smarter than the average Somalian?

No way. Just one of the many flaws in this article.

How does this chip interface with the brain? Gimme a break.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 12:22 PM
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Cyborg lysergic one step closer.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 12:27 PM
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It's not AI that's the problem.

Tech like this will be the ultimate split between the Haves and HaveNots.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 12:27 PM
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They are full of it!

There is a huge difference in information found on the web and actual intelligence.

I bet they will be good at porn though.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 12:27 PM
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They are full of it!

There is a huge difference in information found on the web and actual intelligence.

I bet they will be good at porn though.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 12:33 PM
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"Approximately 40,000 people in the United States already have smart chips in their heads, but those brain implants are only approved for medical use for now."

I would love to see what they cite for this chestnut.

What a load of bull.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 01:17 PM
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Some people don't believe doo doo stinks unless you put their noses in it. This research has been going on for years and brain implants are already used for different medical ailments.

Brain implants are happening — are you ready for yours?


Brain implants or other types of neural links, such as Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) between the brain, the internet, and the cloud, are quickly entering the realm of science rather than science fiction.


thenextweb.com...

Scientists Want to Use Brain Implants to Tune the Mind


EPILEPSY, DEPRESSION, ALZHEIMER’S, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)—what if the eventual treatment for these different brain conditions was not a pill or talk therapy, but some kind of implant?

Deep-brain stimulation (DBS) is already used to subdue the shakes and tremors of people with Parkinson’s disease. Electrodes are implanted into a specific part of the brain, connected via wires under the skin to a pacemaker-like stimulator in the chest. That pacemaker sends out electrical signals that stifle the parts of the brain that are causing tremors. Researchers are beginning to test whether similar devices, or new types of implants, could help people with other complex neurological conditions.

At the same time, a handful of projects devoted to creating the next generation of brain implants are being funded by the U.S. Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, a multimillion dollar effort to accelerate humankind’s understanding of the brain. One, Restoring Active Memory (RAM), aims to use implants to improve soldier’s memories after traumatic brain injury. Another, called the Systems Based Neurotechnology for Emerging Therapies (SUBNETS) program, is developing devices to treat PTSD, chronic pain and anxiety.


www.kavlifoundation.org...-HYrnE

Memory-boosting brain implants are in the works. Would you get one?

www.nbcnews.com...

Neural implants and the race to merge the human brain with Artificial Intelligence


There is a new race in Silicon Valley involving Artificial Intelligence and no it's not HealthTech, FinTech, Voice Commerce or involve Google, Facebook or Microsoft... this race involves the brain and more specifically brain-computer interfaces.


www.healthcare.digital...

You then said:

"Approximately 40,000 people in the United States already have smart chips in their heads, but those brain implants are only approved for medical use for now."

Here's another article:

80,000 and Counting, Brain Implants on the Rise World Wide


Those fighting conditions like dystonia, Parkinson’s Disease, and chronic pain have a way of alleviating their symptoms – direct electric shocks to their brain. Since 1997, deep brain stimulation (DBS) implants have slowly been gaining US FDA approval for use in patients (2002 for Parkinson’s, 2003 for dystonia). These ‘brain-pacers’ are surgically implanted in the chest but have long lead wires that reach up through the neck and deep into the brain. Electric stimulation from the implant can dramatically lessen the tremors associated with movement disorders, and experiments suggest they may help with OCD, depression, and severe cases of Tourette’s. According to Medtronic, the largest manufacturer of these deep brain stimulation devices, over 80,000 people around the world have a DBS implant. Eighty thousand! Did the age of mental cybernetics arrive while I wasn’t looking?


singularityhub.com...

This is an article from 2010!

Military-Funded Study Successfully Tests 'Prosthetic Memory' Brain Implants


If a computer chip lived inside your brain and monitored your every memory, could it learn to remember for you?

The concept may sound like science fiction, but according to a new paper in the Journal of Neural Engineering, technology like this may be a reality before long. In a military-funded pilot study, scientists successfully tested what they call a "prosthetic memory" — a neural implant that can learn to recognize your brain activity when you correctly recall new information, and later replicate that activity with electrical signals to give your short-term memory a boost.

In a small test of 15 patients at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, this prosthetic memory system helped the patients improve their short-term memory by an average of 35 percent. According to lead study author Robert Hampson, a professor of physiology, pharmacology and neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina, this degree of short-term memory improvement is "huge."


www.livescience.com...

Brain implants let paralyzed people use tablets to send texts and stream music

www.sciencenews.org...

It's happening whether you like it or not.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 01:23 PM
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Having unlimited access to information in no way equates to actual intelligence.

What you DO with the information is what is important.

Is the chip going to process the information for you as well?

Not really.

So we will end up with functional idiots who are really good at Trivial Pursuit.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 01:26 PM
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The way both political parties are behaving of late, perhaps politicians in this country should be the first in line to receive these implants.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 01:28 PM
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originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: neoholographic

Having unlimited access to information in no way equates to actual intelligence.

What you DO with the information is what is important.

Is the chip going to process the information for you as well?

Not really.

So we will end up with functional idiots who are really good at Trivial Pursuit.




Yes it does because memory will be improved. Do people read what's being posted? Here's more from the DARPA study.

In a small test of 15 patients at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, this prosthetic memory system helped the patients improve their short-term memory by an average of 35 percent. According to lead study author Robert Hampson, a professor of physiology, pharmacology and neurology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina, this degree of short-term memory improvement is "huge."

You combine this added memory with AI in the cloud and you have superintelligent humans.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 01:32 PM
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Would you consider those devices smart chips? The ones that were implanted into 80,000 people?

The last one would qualify, but that was a "small test of 15 patients" per your own quote, so where are the other 39,985?



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 01:34 PM
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My biggest issue with this is the simple fact that operating software and hardware are always in a battle of tug of war, and more often than not, software doesn't actually ever IMPROVE.

Nevermind the whole pissing match between different makers of software and the hardware they run on...

I'm totally down with bionic enhancement but computers suck. I've been on them and working with them in many different capacities for decades. They are fickle and unreliable when used and pushed to their capacity. (actual technical work, not browsing the web and checking email.)

I don't want any of that buggy sh!t in in my head.



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 01:37 PM
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Have you seen the videos of these chips in action? They literally plug a huge cable into the patients brain, like the matrix but worse because the port is located on the crown of their head.

The cable goes to a computer, maybe an entire server farm, who knows its off camera, but another cable attaches to their limbs and stimulates the muscles in response to their brain activity.

That is a great first step, but its a far cry from a smart chip that will grant you increased intelligence. How would such a thing work? I suppose they could detect when you were trying to perform math in your head and somehow relate the correct answer to you, maybe some kind of always on Google Assistant telling you "stop thinking sir, we have the answer for you"


IQ 200 here we come?



posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 01:42 PM
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originally posted by: snarfbot
a reply to: neoholographic

Would you consider those devices smart chips? The ones that were implanted into 80,000 people?

The last one would qualify, but that was a "small test of 15 patients" per your own quote, so where are the other 39,985?


Did you read what you just said? Of course their all smart chips. In many cases, you will not need to implant new chips just upgrade the chips that are already implanted. For instance, the DARPA test used people that already had implants for other medical reasons.

If you don't know that current implants can easily be turned into smart chips then you just don't understand the tech.




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