The rise of the machine

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Post by JimC » Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:25 pm

I for one welcome our new brain implant overlords...
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Post by Brian Peacock » Thu Mar 21, 2024 7:44 pm

Those antivaxxers where all hot and bothered about 5G, microchips and mind control during the pandemic, but if Elon literally wants to put a chip in your head, we'll, that's probably ok right?
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Post by macdoc » Thu Mar 21, 2024 8:21 pm

They'd jump all over it if they were also paralysed from the neck down. Distain of science passes quickly when they really need a solution themselves.

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Re: The rise of the machine

Post by JimC » Fri Mar 22, 2024 7:07 pm

Implants to combat paralysis (or at least allow the ability to control external machinery) certainly make sense, but I gather that Musk and others see them as a technological adjunct for healthy people. Not so sure about that...
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Post by Brian Peacock » Tue Apr 02, 2024 11:33 pm

What's the point of making N-times more money than you could ever spend in a 100 lifetimes, and then only living once for about 100 years tops? Elon's probably the kind of guy to want to become an autonomous silicon mind in a box with ai enhancements to cheat death and stay wealthy, or a never-ending distributed consciousness with human rights and 50,000 transformer robot bodies with laser eyes and shit.
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