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Will designer brains divide humanity?

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posted on May, 13 2009 @ 11:07 PM
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Designer brains? An idea that might frutify in the future. We can imagine how we can choose the kind of brain we want, which will be linked to an outside system, and will enable us to communicate telepathically and also get information from outside, making the interent obsolete.


WE ARE on the brink of technological breakthroughs that could augment our mental powers beyond recognition. It will soon be possible to boost human brainpower with electronic "plug-ins" or even by genetic enhancement. What will this mean for the future of humanity?

This was the theme of a recent Neuroscience in Context meeting in Berlin, Germany, where anthropologists, technologists, neurologists, archaeologists and philosophers met to consider the implications of this next stage of human brain development. Would it widen the gulf between the world's haves and have-nots - and perhaps even lead to a distinct and dominant species with unmatchable powers of intellect?


Source: New Scientist




posted on May, 13 2009 @ 11:20 PM
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In my opinion, the only thing this will do is cause a riff between the augmented and the normals. Be it through implants or designer genes.

It will just create a dominate thinker class, and then the normals which would be your labour force. And it'll only be affordable by the rich, so the rich will be the dominating class (as if they arent already) but it will be amplified.



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 11:25 PM
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I thought the same thing, it's only going to be for the Rich, but albeit a Woman on TED, revealed a very cool designer tool, for around 150 I suppose USD.

I'm looking forward to thinking google, asking a mental question to google, then getting a google answer


Not really looking forward to the gov't in my brain though, tin foil hat fellows!



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