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Human Augmentation I think is a step too far

Hi All

 

Read this article and then comtemplate:  http://media.kasperskydaily.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/86/2020/09/17130024/Kaspersky-The-Future-of...

 

Human beings have made a mess of cosmetic surgery, so introducing this will be end of competitions, the Olympic games, and perhaps we may even have another Icarus on our hands too....   Cyber criminals will make a killing on the financial markets, and the kids will stating "Mum" plug me into the "Matrix" - I no longer need to go to school....!!

 

What do you think?

 

Regards

 

Caute_cautim

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Re: Human Augmentation I think is a step too far


@Caute_cautim wrote:

Human beings have made a mess of cosmetic surgery, so introducing this will be end of competitions, the Olympic games, and perhaps we may even have another Icarus on our hands too....   


I should probably care more about the impact of sporting competitions being fair but I don't, at least at this point in my life. I watch sporting events to be entertained and that's the bar for me. I'm open for my mind to be changed though. This applies to anything I have an opinion on btw. 

 

 

"Zoltan Istvan, author and founder of the Transhumanist Party, also warns that people will need to keep up with Artificial Intelligence in order to compete for work in the not too distant future. “The biggest issue of the debate is really what would you do in order to remain employed? I think that’s where the augmentation debate is going to be most dramatic,” he says."

 

I see this differently as well. Does it make sense to compete with AI for employment? Or even with machines in general? I see this as an opportunity to re-tool and augment AI if that makes sense. This is probably controversial but I'm all for replacing jobs like cashiers and truck drivers with technology. Re-tool those employees elsewhere. I can see the new "truck driver" sitting in a comfortable climate controlled building close to home monitoring multiple trucks on the road at one time. 

 

 

"Almost seven in ten (69%) of people worldwide think it likely that only rich people will be able to enjoy access to human augmentation technology"

 

I have to agree with the masses here. With my experience with the U.S. Healthcare System, if it's not covered by insurance most people can't afford it. It's barely affordable with insurance as it stands.  

 

 

"On average, nearly half (47%) believe governments should regulate, but this topic divides opinion."

 

I agree with the Kaspersky team here and also believe it needs to be regulated. I don't expect Corporations to enforce strict compliance on themselves, especially if it affects their shareholder's profits

 

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Re: Human Augmentation I think is a step too far

@tmekelburg1No matter, whether it is regulated somewhere, someone will want to push the boundaries further either due to the fact they just won the lottery, or they are simply curious, but often these things are a one way ticket.  They are obviously not satisfied with their lot in life, their contribution to society or they are simply greedy.

 

Unfortunately, no matter what happens, it will turn up on our door step, and be used to extract funds from organisations or be turned into another weapon against society. 

 

It is simply human being human, many are never happy with their lot.

 

Currently we have a fixed term in terms of duration.

 

Regards

 

Caute_cautim

 

 

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Re: Human Augmentation I think is a step too far

Are you familiar with Neuralink? It's a company founded by Elon Musk and their purpose is, "We are creating the future of brain interfaces: building devices now that will help people with paralysis and inventing new technologies that will expand our abilities, our community, and our world." 

 

Neuralink Progress Update, Summer 2020

 

Let me know your thoughts on this. Can you imagine being in charge of protecting the systems and data that could potentially impact a human's brain if compromised? If the implant was used to fix your blindness, could someone alter the neural implant in a way to make them see things that aren't there or alter their view on reality? Scary thought.

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Re: Human Augmentation I think is a step too far

> tmekelburg1 (Contributor I) posted a new reply in Threats on 09-27-2020 09:33 PM

> Are you familiar with Neuralink? It's a company founded by Elon Musk and their
> purpose is, "We are creating the future of brain interfaces: building devices
> now that will help people with paralysis and inventing new technologies that
> will expand our abilities, our community, and our world."    Neuralink
> Progress Update, Summer 2020   Let me know your thoughts on this.

Wait. If you are already hooked up with Neuralink, why do we need to let you
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Re: Human Augmentation I think is a step too far


@rslade wrote:
Wait. If you are already hooked up with Neuralink, why do we need to let you
know our thoughts on this, or anything else? ...

Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated into the Hive.

 

Funny you should mention that. I was listening to him on the Joe Rogan podcast #1470 and Elon envisioned the future where we could communicate with just our thoughts using Neuralink. I'm all for helping people with brain and spinal cord injuries but IDK about this. I could potentially see some practical applications with Military or Police units.

 

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Re: Human Augmentation I think is a step too far

@tmekelburg1 @rslade   I can envisage "Robocop" all over again. 

 

Yes it does have benefits as long as the appropriate controls in place.

 

Regards

 

Caute_caute