I have written many posts in the past couple of years about the ambitions of some corporate evil empire fantasists (particularly among Google senior management) to merge human with machine, the better to gain complete control over us.
This may seem like science fiction stuff and the chances of it becoming real are remote to say the least. What is not fantasy however is the ambition, the creepy geeks who advance such ideas are deadly serious. Take a look at this for example:
Want to become a CYBORG? Apply Here; The technology that could give you super vision, let you pick up a car and even plug yourself into your computer are being developed.
Technology has the potential to augment, improve and even replace every aspect of our body, from our vital organs to our legs.
A new remake of the movie RoboCop (out February 12) shows us a future where technology and humans become one but experts say the age of the cyborg is already upon us.
With everything from smart contact lenses that could improve our vision to exoskeletons that give us superhuman strength, cyborgs are set to become a big part of our future. So says Ray Kurzweil, director of engineering at Google, who believes the biological parts (i.e. the fun bits) of our body will be replaced with mechanical parts and this could happen as early as 2100.
He believes technology will be able to boost our brainpower, giving us true superhuman capabilities.
‘Based on conservative estimates of the amount of computation you need to functionally simulate a human brain, we’ll be able to expand the scope of our intelligence a billion-fold, he claims.
This last proves he’s a dickhead.
First: We have no idea as yet how the human brain processes data;
Second:scientists have a lot of difficulty getting their little adolescent brains round the idea that the physical organ, the brain and the mysterious entity that is the human mind are very different things.
Third: If we increased the power oif out most powerful computer a billion times we would still not even be close to emulating the power of the mind.
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