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  Reply # 1392035 22-Sep-2015 16:15
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eyes that could detect a wider range of frequencies
ears that could amplify/ filter out noise
taste buds that could make even tofu taste like anything
neural net to interface with the internet.

why not?

At this stage I'd still want to look human/normal






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  Reply # 1392070 22-Sep-2015 16:54
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mdooher: eyes that could detect a wider range of frequencies
ears that could amplify/ filter out noise
taste buds that could make even tofu taste like anything
neural net to interface with the internet.

why not?

At this stage I'd still want to look human/normal




I'm sure prostethic technology would be advanced enough to hide those augments by the time they are available.

 

 

 

But why would you want a neural net to interface with the internet. that might just drive you mad

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1392376 23-Sep-2015 01:52
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mdooher: eyes that could detect a wider range of frequencies
ears that could amplify/ filter out noise
taste buds that could make even tofu taste like anything
neural net to interface with the internet.

why not?

At this stage I'd still want to look human/normal




I am not sure about better vision, hearing, taste etc.. Seems like a waste of resources to me:)

I would want improved lifespan/health and increased processing/brain.

Of course, increased processing/brain would generate a lot more heat.

So, I would be OK with something like dinosaur head crests for heat dissipation. 



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  Reply # 1392579 23-Sep-2015 10:38
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JWR:
mdooher: eyes that could detect a wider range of frequencies
ears that could amplify/ filter out noise
taste buds that could make even tofu taste like anything
neural net to interface with the internet.

why not?

At this stage I'd still want to look human/normal




I am not sure about better vision, hearing, taste etc.. Seems like a waste of resources to me:)

I would want improved lifespan/health and increased processing/brain.

Of course, increased processing/brain would generate a lot more heat.

So, I would be OK with something like dinosaur head crests for heat dissipation. 




More heat means more energy requirements. Those crested dinosaurs spent most of their awake time eating.





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Hmm, what to write...
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  Reply # 1392592 23-Sep-2015 11:00
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Rikkitic:
JWR:
mdooher: eyes that could detect a wider range of frequencies
ears that could amplify/ filter out noise
taste buds that could make even tofu taste like anything
neural net to interface with the internet.

why not?

At this stage I'd still want to look human/normal




I am not sure about better vision, hearing, taste etc.. Seems like a waste of resources to me:)

I would want improved lifespan/health and increased processing/brain.

Of course, increased processing/brain would generate a lot more heat.

So, I would be OK with something like dinosaur head crests for heat dissipation. 




More heat means more energy requirements. Those crested dinosaurs spent most of their awake time eating.



Increased processing power for the brain hopefully will at the very least be done with a nice energy efficient quantum computer.
As far as the energy requirements go I'm having my appendix replaced with a small fusion generator




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  Reply # 1392627 23-Sep-2015 12:02
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Rikkitic:
JWR:
mdooher: eyes that could detect a wider range of frequencies
ears that could amplify/ filter out noise
taste buds that could make even tofu taste like anything
neural net to interface with the internet.

why not?

At this stage I'd still want to look human/normal




I am not sure about better vision, hearing, taste etc.. Seems like a waste of resources to me:)

I would want improved lifespan/health and increased processing/brain.

Of course, increased processing/brain would generate a lot more heat.

So, I would be OK with something like dinosaur head crests for heat dissipation. 




More heat means more energy requirements. Those crested dinosaurs spent most of their awake time eating.



The average NZer already eats well over their daily energy needs in calories. If the cyborg implants mean I have to eat a couple of extra donuts a day, that's a price I'm willing to pay.

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  Reply # 1392734 23-Sep-2015 14:52
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Rikkitic:
JWR:
mdooher: eyes that could detect a wider range of frequencies
ears that could amplify/ filter out noise
taste buds that could make even tofu taste like anything
neural net to interface with the internet.

why not?

At this stage I'd still want to look human/normal




I am not sure about better vision, hearing, taste etc.. Seems like a waste of resources to me:)

I would want improved lifespan/health and increased processing/brain.

Of course, increased processing/brain would generate a lot more heat.

So, I would be OK with something like dinosaur head crests for heat dissipation. 




More heat means more energy requirements. Those crested dinosaurs spent most of their awake time eating.



I see no problem in eating a few extra burgers a day.

Of course, it would be necessary to have a swarm of nano fat-scrapers buzzing around the arteries.



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  Reply # 1392862 23-Sep-2015 16:04
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mdooher: 

Increased processing power for the brain hopefully will at the very least be done with a nice energy efficient quantum computer.
As far as the energy requirements go I'm having my appendix replaced with a small fusion generator


Nice. I like the planning involved.

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  Reply # 1393050 23-Sep-2015 20:23
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mdf: I'm a sci-fi fan - probably not the only one on these forums. I've just been reading a series which I won't name (spoilers) where one of the main themes is the antagonists have "given up their humanity" by embracing technology and turning themselves into cyborgs - neural shunts, robotic prostheses, deformed biological bodies etc. The story's protagonists spend some time thinking how horrible it all is. It's not a unique theme (Dune certainly springs to mind).

Personally though I had far more sympathy for the antagonists. I'd be one of the first in the line to sign up for cyborgification which sounded like a totally practical (and awesome) solution to the issues facing the antagonists.

Am I weird in thinking this way? Would you install robotics in yourself? Where do you draw the line of acceptable "enhancement"?


I'd rather digitise my consciousness and make a thousand (10,000?) copies - connecting them all (even if only by email or Twitter) and then fire them off toward a thousand different star systems. Might take 1,000 years to get there. Don't care. I'm sleeping.  Once you're freed from the biological need, you can walk freely on an airless planet at 200C.....and never need to sleep...or eat.

Sign me up.  






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  Reply # 1393058 23-Sep-2015 20:34
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Linuxluver:
mdf: I'm a sci-fi fan - probably not the only one on these forums. I've just been reading a series which I won't name (spoilers) where one of the main themes is the antagonists have "given up their humanity" by embracing technology and turning themselves into cyborgs - neural shunts, robotic prostheses, deformed biological bodies etc. The story's protagonists spend some time thinking how horrible it all is. It's not a unique theme (Dune certainly springs to mind).

Personally though I had far more sympathy for the antagonists. I'd be one of the first in the line to sign up for cyborgification which sounded like a totally practical (and awesome) solution to the issues facing the antagonists.

Am I weird in thinking this way? Would you install robotics in yourself? Where do you draw the line of acceptable "enhancement"?


I'd rather digitise my consciousness and make a thousand (10,000?) copies - connecting them all (even if only by email or Twitter) and then fire them off toward a thousand different star systems. Might take 1,000 years to get there. Don't care. I'm sleeping.  Once you're freed from the biological need, you can walk freely on an airless planet at 200C.....and never need to sleep...or eat.

Sign me up.  




I read a book on this sort of premise once. The AI went insane having been locked up (but not switched off) with no stimulation for 1,000 years. Make sure they install Wikipedia, Minecraft and the complete set of the Simpsons on your consciousness chip before you blast off.

Agree with you about the freedom from biological requirements though. I have a feeling (based on absolutely no scientific evidence beyond that gleaned from aforesaid sci fi books) that very few extra-Terrestrial worlds will actually be suited to human habitation - and habitation by all the other terrestrial bits and pieces required to support human life, including the squillions of bacteria etc. in our bodies.

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  Reply # 1393067 23-Sep-2015 20:50
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Linuxluver:
mdf: I'm a sci-fi fan - probably not the only one on these forums. I've just been reading a series which I won't name (spoilers) where one of the main themes is the antagonists have "given up their humanity" by embracing technology and turning themselves into cyborgs - neural shunts, robotic prostheses, deformed biological bodies etc. The story's protagonists spend some time thinking how horrible it all is. It's not a unique theme (Dune certainly springs to mind).

Personally though I had far more sympathy for the antagonists. I'd be one of the first in the line to sign up for cyborgification which sounded like a totally practical (and awesome) solution to the issues facing the antagonists.

Am I weird in thinking this way? Would you install robotics in yourself? Where do you draw the line of acceptable "enhancement"?


I'd rather digitise my consciousness and make a thousand (10,000?) copies - connecting them all (even if only by email or Twitter) and then fire them off toward a thousand different star systems. Might take 1,000 years to get there. Don't care. I'm sleeping.  Once you're freed from the biological need, you can walk freely on an airless planet at 200C.....and never need to sleep...or eat.

Sign me up.  




Why stop at 10,00?

With 100-200 million years you could cross the galaxy

If you replicated every now and then, you would only 40 or so generations to create enough copies to visit every star in the galaxy.

Another 100,000 years to get all the info. back and write your book.

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  Reply # 1395277 27-Sep-2015 17:26
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After another week of some really frustrating computer stupidities I have to say I am really looking forward to the day when a cyborg starts going around in circles slapping itself in the face. How about a worker that gets stuck in a paradox loop and starts terminating its mates? Something like that has already happened in Japan. Of course we have Google, which as we all know never makes software errors. I wonder when the first driverless car will take its passengers over a cliff? Why do people always seem to assume that the technological marvels of the future will be glitch-free? Give me my imperfect organic bits any day. At least when I start quacking I will know who to blame.
 




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  Reply # 1396547 29-Sep-2015 12:25
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  Reply # 1396588 29-Sep-2015 13:28
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Hell No! 

It would all be downhill after the third firmware upgrade.

And the manufacturer would eventually stop supporting my model.




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  Reply # 1396609 29-Sep-2015 13:43
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MikeAqua: Hell No! 

It would all be downhill after the third firmware upgrade.

And the manufacturer would eventually stop supporting my model.


Buy from Apple - they have a longer support cycle. But your iEyes will cost more and not be upgradeable...

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