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Old 03-31-2011, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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[SIZE=4]Some humans are becoming more non-biological than biological[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Today, the average citizen has access to a wide array of biotechnology implants and personal medical devices. These include fully artificial organs that never fail, bionic eyes and ears providing Superman-like senses, nanoscale brain interfaces which greatly augment the wearer's intelligence, synthetic blood and bodily fluids which can filter deadly toxins and provide hours' worth of oxygen in a single breath.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]Some of the more adventurous citizens are undergoing voluntary amputations to gain prosthetic arms and legs which boost strength and agility by orders of magnitude. There is even a form of artificial skin based on nanotechnology (which can be used to give the appearance of natural skin when applied to metallic limbs).[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]These various upgrades have become available in a series of gradual, incremental steps over preceding decades - such that today, they are pretty much taken for granted.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]They are now being utilised by a wide sector of society, with even those in developing countries having access to at least some of the available upgrades due to exponential trends in price performance.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]If a fully upgraded person of the 2080s were to travel back in time a century earlier and be integrated into the population, they would be superior in practically every way imaginable. They could run faster than the greatest athletes of the time; they could leap and bound tremendous distances; they could survive multiple gunshot wounds; they could cope with some of the most hostile environments on Earth without too much trouble. Intellectually, they would put the likes of Albert Einstein and William Shakespeare to shame – thanks to the hyperfast AI merged directly with their brain.[/SIZE]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Djj7jW6ny2M
reminds me of the terminator
now where did I put my mini-gun?
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Old 03-31-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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My 1956 Popular Mechanix magazine promised me that by 1980, cars would levitate on magnetized highways, and by 1990, all fatal diseases would be wiped out, and in 2000 we could all spend our vacation on Mars. No mention was made of narcoterrorism or "Jersey Shore" or the president tweeting a declaration of war.

YouTube - Back to the Future 2 - Hill Valley 2015
this is how I thought 2011 would bbe close to still no jhoover board or flying delorean
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Old 03-31-2011, 11:28 PM
 
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I hate to be a pessimist in new technology over the next 20-30 years...

Seems now when someone comes up with an original idea one company or another will slap the inventor with lawsuits insinuating copyright infringement and the case takes years to go through the judicial process.

This will get worse and IMHO stifle true breakthroughs and inventions.....
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Old 04-01-2011, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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If we attain the ability to live forever, and decide to use it, we will first need to convince certain countries and religions that population control is necessary.
Well, again, China is way ahead of us. They limited families to one child, starting back in the 70s, which is why their population is as small as it is.
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Old 04-01-2011, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Tuscaloosa,AL
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Well, again, China is way ahead of us. They limited families to one child, starting back in the 70s, which is why their population is as small as it is.
Is this a serious post?
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Is this a serious post?
It stated a verifiable fact that was relevant to the thread and to the post that it quoted.

How about your post? Serious? Do you have anything to add to the discussion, or do you just sail through for an hour or so on weekends, and make smart aleck remarks to serious posters who look like they don't share your prejudices?
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:49 PM
 
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If you are going to copy/paste at least go to the effort to remove the formatting commands that make it unreadable.
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Old 04-02-2011, 11:33 PM
 
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[SIZE=4]What? [/SIZE][SIZE=4]You [/SIZE][SIZE=4]can't [/SIZE][SIZE=4]read [/SIZE][SIZE=4]this?[/SIZE]
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LMAO!

Is this a serious post?

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Old 04-03-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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I always find sites like these interesting in how they describe human knowledge/understanding reaching "Godlike" levels, and reaching the point where we can create "Androids physically indistinguishable from real humans", yet refusing to believe that we could have been created. We are already on the verge (if we haven't done so already) of creating human organs, what is to stop us from creating human beings one day? Humanists believe we will one day create AI that will surpass, our current intellect, so if we implant that in the bodies we have created, that can sustain immortality, how is that much different than what the bible says God did? Created beings that resembled Him, and were originally intended to live forever. I can see it now, we create AI, AI rebels against us, then declares that it was never created, and finds a scientific explanation as to how it could have simply evolved without any human input whatsoever.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:29 AM
 
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I always find sites like these interesting in how they describe human knowledge/understanding reaching "Godlike" levels, and reaching the point where we can create "Androids physically indistinguishable from real humans", yet refusing to believe that we could have been created. We are already on the verge (if we haven't done so already) of creating human organs, what is to stop us from creating human beings one day? Humanists believe we will one day create AI that will surpass, our current intellect, so if we implant that in the bodies we have created, that can sustain immortality, how is that much different than what the bible says God did? Created beings that resembled Him, and were originally intended to live forever. I can see it now, we create AI, AI rebels against us, then declares that it was never created, and finds a scientific explanation as to how it could have simply evolved without any human input whatsoever.


That is all there is to say.....no wait.


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