[QUOTE=olddancer;2598675]Don’t be surprised if in 5 years there will be cpu’s hardwired to your brain.
The iTwit Generation will fall over themselves for such “Neat” Technology.
Just think, a computer implanted at birth, relieving the recipient of all need for that inconvienient thing called “Independent Thought”.
Next time you log onto Amazon to download an e-book, you might want to check out Orwell’s “1984” or Huxley’s “A Brave New World”.[/QUOTE]
No engineer would design a system that over-rides the human mind in such a manner.
Anything designed would be purely augmentive technology.
Personally, bring it on.
I’d love to have the ability to store snapshots of architectural drawings, scenes, engineering formulas, have an in-head processor run that formulas through and present results & references, even predicting requirements … heck, my fricking eyes could do 100MP snapshots/Movies of stupid crap that happens on site, for documentation, even simple stuff like website gallerys.
A brave new world is inevitable … each generation is less fertile than the last, quite possibly due to dietary & behavioural problems … and as robotics becomes more prevalent, more and more human work will be offloaded to “workers” which are more suitable for the task.