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Old 03-29-2006, 03:00 PM   #16
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So let's talk logistics of this "device"...
rejection.
From what I know about organ transplants it's not a stick it in and everything is fine. Anti-rejection drugs are used to keep your body from rejecting donated organs. The body seems to find ways of rejecting outside material.

Interface for the device.
So are we just supposed to automatically use it? Will it be any easier than just figuing out how to use a larger % of your brain?

Failure/corruption/outside interferance
So what happens when it fails? Sorry boss my brain implant failed I can't come to work until I learn everything again...
If chips can be planted in dogs, cats, etc.

Than there will be no problem planting them into people

take a look >> http://www.avidmicrochip.com/answer.htm
 
Old 03-29-2006, 03:03 PM   #17
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If chips can be planted in dogs, cats, etc.

Than there will be no problem planting them into people

take a look >> http://www.avidmicrochip.com/answer.htm

the cat below should have had a chip

Crazy Cat Terrorizes Connecticut Town
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Mar 29, 7:24 AM (ET)

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) - Residents of the neighborhood of Sunset Circle say they have been terrorized by a crazy cat named Lewis. Lewis for his part has been uniquely cited, personally issued a restraining order by the town's animal control officer.

"He looks like Felix the Cat and has six toes on each foot, each with a long claw," Janet Kettman, a neighbor said Monday. "They are formidable weapons."

The neighbors said those weapons, along with catlike stealth, have allowed Lewis to attack at least a half dozen people and ambush the Avon lady as she was getting out of her car.

Some of those who were bitten and scratched ended up seeking treatment at area hospitals.

Animal Control Officer Rachel Solveira placed a restraining order on him. It was the first time such an action was taken against a cat in Fairfield.

In effect, Lewis is under house arrest, forbidden to leave his home.

Solveira also arrested the cat's owner, Ruth Cisero, charging her with failing to comply with the restraining order and reckless endangerment.

source http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060329/D8GL7P580.html
 
Old 03-29-2006, 03:12 PM   #18
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Another great thing to have is brain reader

The other day I was sitting at a kitchen table and saw a cat

Now a cat sees a lot of things. If a cat or a different animal sees a murder or a different crime than there should be a machine that reads than animals memory to find out who commited the crime.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 03:36 PM   #19
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Being naked is not a crime and everyone gets intimate

Plus the victim will have the option of showing it or not
How about subpoenas? How would you like to have the police to be able to trawl your brain? "Anything you think may be taken down and used in evidence against you." Or just that level of invasion of your privacy?

Plus, the only people who could favour such a prospect are those who assume it will never happen to them. Innocent people today, in "democratic" societies get dragged in, interrogated, imprisoned, even executed. Just think what a gift such power would be to a fascist state.

I find it hard to believe that governments would not be pushing that manufacturers should include "back doors" to their brain-implants to allow law enforcement agencies access.

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What's the worst that could happen? It's not like you could get brain damage or something and wind up a vegatable.
I take it this was intended sarcastically.

Fancy being hacked, having a root kit or trojan installed? Being turned into a literal zombie and be forced to advertise Microsoft?

What a thought!

Rob
 
Old 03-29-2006, 03:49 PM   #20
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How about subpoenas? How would you like to have the police to be able to trawl your brain? "Anything you think may be taken down and used in evidence against you." Or just that level of invasion of your privacy?

Plus, the only people who could favour such a prospect are those who assume it will never happen to them. Innocent people today, in "democratic" societies get dragged in, interrogated, imprisoned, even executed. Just think what a gift such power would be to a fascist state.

I find it hard to believe that governments would not be pushing that manufacturers should include "back doors" to their brain-implants to allow law enforcement agencies access.

Rob

That is why you can delete any hour or day in the computer.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 05:11 PM   #21
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If chips can be planted in dogs, cats, etc.

Than there will be no problem planting them into people

take a look >> http://www.avidmicrochip.com/answer.htm
The pet isn't exactly interfacing with the chip. If you don't want it to provide information or produce any product then sure. I guess it could be like breast implants or replacement hip.

BTW love the cat story.
 
Old 03-29-2006, 09:30 PM   #22
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It'd be funny at the time we see people upgrading his/her own brain and everyone wanting to have the best and people messed with a buggy BIOS and false memories and so on. You wouldn't even have the chance to demand them.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 05:39 AM   #23
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It is going to cause cancer because the battery of the chip is out of Lithium.On the other hand ,it is against my religious belief.
 
Old 03-30-2006, 06:08 AM   #24
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It is going to cause cancer because the battery of the chip is out of Lithium.On the other hand ,it is against my religious belief.
Theres actually a relegion thats specifically against nano chips?
 
Old 03-31-2006, 10:59 AM   #25
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We should fuse computer chips to everyone coming out of jail. That way they will be afraid of doing crime again
 
Old 03-31-2006, 11:16 AM   #26
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We should fuse computer chips to everyone coming out of jail. That way they will be afraid of doing crime again
So indefinite punishment for criminals?

How about a big red C on their forehead?

Last edited by Blinker_Fluid; 03-31-2006 at 12:25 PM.
 
Old 04-01-2006, 02:19 AM   #27
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Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.
 
Old 10-14-2006, 10:12 PM   #28
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Cool things to add to your brain:

APU + FPU (fast math calculations)
APU + FPU + CAS (advanced math calculations at the symbolic level)
Cell phone + thought-controlled dialer (those bluetooth earphones are distracting)
Photo and video recorder (and a way to upload them to a drive--maybe a USB port at the back of the neck)
GPU (for daydreaming, visualization, etc)
WiFi + web browser (will need to run linux or openBSD for security)
word processor (type letters with your thoughts)
email client (send the stuff you write)

Actually, what I'd really like to see are eye implants that will grant the user the ability to see deeply into the infrared or UV spectra--our "visible light" is extremely narrow (if the whole spectrum of life were to be drawn on a band that spanned the circumference of the earth around the equator, the area of visible light would only be as wide as a pencil).
 
Old 10-15-2006, 12:36 AM   #29
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I've seen too many bad sci-fi movies to even think about this. Imagine if someone cracked your brain! Linux on the go would be awesome, but it's not gonna work.
 
Old 10-15-2006, 02:29 AM   #30
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I think we should think about using our senses and natural biological signals before we start implanting stuff.
I like this device.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EyeTap
Someones even putting linux on it
http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/4779
I don't like the way it blocks your view and replaces it with a display though .I would rather project the display onto a lense ,like a transparency.I think eye position sensors may be useful.
I finally get to plug my blog.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...osition_sensor
There's some other good entries in there.But voice control may be useful too.Both have their advantages.It would be hard to use an eye position sensor and walk at the same time ,but everyone can hear you talking to your computer with voice control.You really have to dumb this stuff down though to make it seem natural.Linux people don't mind using the command line ,Windows people hardly use a keyboard ,this would be like no interface at all.I think even without implants it may be possible to read someones thoughts or influence their behavior.
 
  


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