Suddenly, everybody was astonished to realise that this has already happened. The Engineers expressly designed the human neocortex so we could get this far and this far only. As Kurzweil says - we only need a brain smart enough to get us to the point where we can design a better brain. We are now entering that place historically. If we want to go farther in our thinking ability, we now have to redesign the brain with better systems. We will probably do this increasingly by merging with our machines; well machines can merge with machines, right? Evolution be buggered. We are in a place of proximal learning sensitivity. The next step takes us into transhumanism.
Kim Jones On 01/03/2013, at 1:24 PM, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote: > On Fri, Mar 1, 2013 at 1:10 PM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote: >> True, but we already know that nerves can be stimulated with electrodes. > > Yes, and it shows that there is nothing special about biology. It's > just a technical problem to find non-biological components that will > work as well as the biological ones. Over the next few decades, there > will be more and better neurological prostheses. Patients will tell > their doctor that they want one that allows them to feel exactly the > same as they did before they had the stroke, and manufacturers of the > devices will try to satisfy this demand. Ultimately, there will be > people walking around with half their head filled with electronics, > behaving perfectly normally in every respect. But you will presumably > still insist that this is an illusion. > > > -- > Stathis Papaioannou > > -- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "Everything List" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. > To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. > Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out. > > -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.