Originally posted by Goldcurrent
reply to post by Hopechest
May I ask what technology may be available that may outpace the human capability for thought and ideas?
What technology would surpass the human brain that created it?
Have we really had any evidence of mind blowing human technological advancements since we landed on the moon? Cure for cancer...? Nope. Flying
cars...? Nope. All we have accomplished in 45 years is better phones and internet. Everything else is just a modification of some eureka discovery
(made 100+yrs ago) to make it a bit better.
If you're all worried about Chinese made super-smart babies, look no further than my Chinese made 'smart' TV that has an annoying hum brand new out
the box. Or maybe my Chinese smart appliances that will surely crap out after 5 years.
If you want a chip in your head (which will surely be Chinese made), just make sure it doesn't control any major bodily functions. I'd hate for the
warranty to expire and have you crapping all over the place or worse rendered a vegetable.
I'd really hate to see the customer support call to India trying to rectify that problem.
A great many advances have taken place In technology, which is why my galaxy s3 has a processor that is faster than any laptop on the market 10 years
Technology is able to do more with less, and it is accelerating, so that the doubling of processor power, and the halving of it size are about to hit
the quantum level, where an entire mainframe computer will fit in a credit card sized device
In judt a few more years comouters will begin to become way smarter than their creators, and will begin designing other computers that even smarter
This is a reality, it is happening, it will continue. Man is ready augmenting itself with machines, tens of thousands already have chips emplanted in
their brains, they help for parkinsons disease, and promise has been sown in many other areas.
Most folks are already carying around a cell or smart phone or tablet or laptop, is it so hard to imagine the same technology being implanted? Cant
lose or have stolen skmthing that is internal, unless your counting the super evil organ snatcher type crimes.
I really do not see where your coming from, most people woukd want to keep the same implant for 5 years, as 5 years is a very long time for tech, it
is only 6 years since the smart phone was born, look at its progress, and the ever increasing rate of its further development. Is it really so hard
Just imagine a world where blindness is cured, and extreme sight is possible, viewing all the wavelengths of light, hearing every wavelength of sound,
at extreme range, deathless, as internal organs are replaced with mechanical components, that do their job betted, last many times longer, and can
be upgraded and replaced as necessary, instead of kidney liver or heart failure causing death, they woukd just be replaced, leading to vastly extended