posted on Feb, 18 2014 @ 07:52 PM
From my point of view, this is another one of those technologies that could be both good or bad, depending on how it is used.
As mentioned before, this would be best if used for those with brain debilitating diseases, or those that have had head trauma of some kind. Another
spot that I can see it benefiting (at least, as far as downloading new skills goes) is that it could mean that kids wouldn't need to spend so long in
school. You can rant on me, but I remember how many days I wished that I could just "know" something in 10 minutes, just so I could go hiking when I
However, as with any new technology or concepts that make one "more than human", this probably would not be used for our benefit. For example, when
the tech comes out, it'll probably expensive to the point that once again, only the rich or powerful would be the first to receive it. Second, if it
grants a user the ability to download skills, guess who is going to be out of a job: Those of us that cannot afford, or refuse to bond with the tech.
Finally, and this is something that we should know right now - We don't know everything on how the brain functions. Sure, putting in room for more
memories, extra slots for skills, or a higher cpu for processing more information may seem like a great idea, at first. But looking at my technology
here at home - my 9 year old laptop with XP has outlasted any other laptop I've bought, despite the newer laptop having more room, and a better
processor. My bet is human brains work better without enhancements.