Started by Cocoa Beware, April 26, 2016, 12:08:23 AM
Quote from: Baruch on April 27, 2016, 06:56:35 PMmen who objectify real women.
Quote from: Baruch on April 27, 2016, 06:56:35 PMI don't see men who do this as evolved.
Quote from: Mike Cl on April 26, 2016, 02:59:08 PMThat $1,000 missile can still take out our million dollar soldier. So, if a few $100,000 robots can argument the million dollar solider and it be taken out instead of the soldier, the military is $900,000 ahead. Besides, the prototypes are always more expensive than the standard types later on.
Quote from: Mike Cl on April 29, 2016, 09:22:07 PMI also wonder how much longer it will be before we go in the android direction? We are in a way with the artificial limbs and such. But what if brain implants would be of a benefit? Would people want to do that? And I've heard of nano-robots that can travel in the blood stream keeping things in order. We are the Borg??????
Quote from: Mike Cl on April 29, 2016, 09:22:07 PMI also wonder how much longer it will be before we go in the android direction? We are in a way with the artificial limbs and such. But what if brain implants would be of a benefit? Would people want to do that?
Quote from: Hydra009 on April 30, 2016, 11:52:46 AMYes. That's the aim of transhumanism; to incorporate new technologies into the human body. Although it's widely regarded as a scary idea and often involved in fictional dystopias, it need not necessary be disastrous. Instead of the borg or the cybermen, think of Julian Bashir or Iron Man. There was a Ted talk about this, I forget which one, but the speaker made the point that human augmentation started the first time a human wrote a symbol on a chunk of rock. Essentially, writing extends human memory - something can be remembered without a single living person remembering it.At its base, the goal of transhumanism is to overcome human limitations - to make humanity more capable and less weak and vulnerable. Imagine a new breed of humanity capable of exploring the cosmos rather than simply watching probes on TV. Human technology is advancing at an incredible rate - the human body, not so much. Increasingly, it's becoming the weakest link. A lot of human failings - dementia, irrationality, violence, fanaticism - among others, are ultimately rooted in biology. Augmentation could eliminate or minimize bad traits while preserving good traits. And rather than be disastrous, it could be a way forward.
Quote from: Baruch on April 30, 2016, 03:06:05 PMSociology trumps technology. Super-cyber-men ruling super-cyber-slaves. Immortality will be attempted, but only for the 1%. Ideal worker humans would only be around for 5 years of less, like the PC cycle.