Originally posted by Korg Trinity
Originally posted by abeverage
Working in the computer industry for as long as I have I hope you are wrong! Biology has been around for BILLIONS of years synthetics and AI have yet
to be developed. I would take upgraded DNA or Bioenhancements over being trapped in unfeeling, faulty, glitchy, bad written, hardware any day.
Think about any trouble you have had upgrading a phone, PC or anything consider a so called "Smart Device" or if you have ever lost very important
Data to never have it return, now imagine your consciousnesses inside that device you forgot to backup... LOL whoops!
I used to believe in transhumanism until I actually worked with computer now there is no way I would want to be stuck in that digital HELL!
The singularity is the RaptureAfterlife for pseudo-intellectuals who have no spirituality and lack understanding to how crappy and temperamental
electronics can be, because when it breaks they just go out and purchase a new one...
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Isn't this way of thinking a bit like finding that a person whom cleans for a living has a really dirty house?
I'm not saying our consciousnesses disappear into an atx case....
I am saying we take the best parts of technology and incorporate them into ourselves. there are already non invasive methods being developed to be
able to directly transfer information between organics and machine. But I think we will go all the way and incorporate hardware into ourselves in a
kind of cyborg manor. but this won't be unfeeling cold technology it will just enhance what we already poses.
I think we will also develop organics that can be incorporated directly into machines... like using neurons to control certain aspects of a systems
see where I am coming from?
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We are already incorporate ourselves with technology! LOL We have always used technology as a tool. We have also always augmented our bodies from the
beginning of time (head binding, neck extensions, and other other cough mutilation). Glasses became contacts became laser surgery, became (insert a
technology update either artificial eyes or Growing new ones). Yet we remain fundamentally unchanged as humans.
There will not be a singularity where we upload our minds, it is a pipe dream like flying cars and utopias for people who are too suborn to have
spirituality and too scared to die. Poor Kurzweil for such a brilliant man he is petrified of death.
I work with a robot(an automated tape removal device) that is the most temperamental piece of crap (YET IS STATE OF THE ART). Robotics are getting
amazing don't get me wrong but it is a LONG LONG ways from being used in humanity. Even cybernetic arms or legs are still in the experimental stages
but still very amazing!
I get where you are coming from, but wait you fail to grasp is there is not some point where man becomes machine. Like the example I gave let's spin
it into recent tech. The Abacus becomes the ENIAC becomes the Mainframe, becomes the PC, becomes the blackberry, becomes the smart phone, becomes
Google glass. At what point did we integrate? Have we made our hands hammers? We are tool users and builders.
We use a Keyboard and mouse currently and are now we are moving to touch screens or gesture motion sensing. At one point they have tried to make
implantable controls (which never really did the job). Now they have less invasive forms of control by using brain waves.
Where does that leave the cyborg? Unless you are in an accident why would you want an artificial arm or leg? Ask any amputee if a new one could grow
you a new one or give you artificial I can guarantee the answer.
although the same can be said with Biological processes who's to say we will not become more than human this way?
Stop believing false tech Prophets (profits) and use some logic. Kurzweil is only a modern day Harold Camping or Edgar Cayce only a much smarter
Charlatan selling his digital snake oil in books and lectures,
here is a great counter argument about why the Singularity is
Calling 2100 the day a of the "Singularity" is naive at best and besides Ray said it would be 2045!
Now messing with our DNA well that is another story and that may lead us to no longer being human...