Brain Implants

How smart can we get? What if this kind of smartness was only for the elite, you would have the enhanced and the naturals. How easy would it be for the enhanced to rule over the naturals.

Again, I am reminded of the book by C S Lewis, That Hideous Strength. “Dreams of the far future destiny of man were dragging up from its shallow and unquiet grave the old dream of man as god…” “What should they [the scientific technocrats] regard as too obscene, since they held that all morality was a mere subjective byproduct of the physical and economic situations of men?…From the point of view which is accepted in hell, the whole history of our earth had led up to this moment.” (p. 156-7) – C.S. Lewis, That Hideous Strength, 1945

New Writing, Post-Human: CS 2367.04 at OSU

The line between robot and human is becoming a little streched after reading this article. “Upgrade Your Brain: Liquid Hard Drive Implants Could Increase Intellect.” This article is talking about how it might be possible for people to insert a liquid metal into their brain. This will help people with “Storing photos, documents and other files in brain-implantable liquid.” It could “one day be a reality after researchers discovered a new method of storing data in microscopic particles suspended in a solution”. While this only proves that the brain will be able to store more, it does not say whether or not the brain will be able to interpret this data any more than we can today. I think there is a larger underlying problem if this becomes a reality: socio-economic status. I also believe this new technology could take away what it means to be a human. 


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