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the US’s biggest government commitment to technological research since the space programme, uniting the military, Nasa, leading high-tech companies and the NSF under a single vision. source
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In the article "Vision for the Converging Technologies" Newt Gingrich proposes to reinvent government for the "Age of Transition" that we have just entered, where the combined effect of converging NBIC technologies accelerates. Gingrich believes in explaining new options to the voters in the clearest possible language: "They may not understand plasma physics or the highest levels of the human genome project. But they can surely understand the alternative between having Alzheimer and not having it". Explaining his vision for the Age of Transition, he proposes riding the NBIC wave instead of trying to delay it, and acknowledges that current public policies and initiatives are moving much slower than technological change. source
Originally posted by Titen-Sxull
Fascinating stuff... my theory is that before AI or perhaps concurrently, nanocomputers that can be implanted into your brain that allow you to activate all 100% of it at once and basically do everything a current computer can with your mind, but a genius hacker will develop a virus that is both computerized and biological and basically turn any with the computers into obedient zombies and either hold them for ransom or use them as an army to take over the world.
Originally posted by Syntaxstealth
Although, it would be nice to use 100% of our brain.
If anything i can see it being a temporary thing until someone discovers how to utilize the full potential of out brain without the chip.
Originally posted by queenannie38
Already happened for the first time...
January 8, 2007 at 8:19pm GMT