Yes, I don't mind
No, it's too risky
I don't care
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
There were probably more than 100000 atomic, nuclear, thermonuclear, and hydrogen bombs in the world. Of that many, 2 were used, the weakest atmoic bombs, and when an impossible invasion that would have taken about 4 years to prepare for was imminent, and when millions of casualties was predicted. Again, demonstrating your ignorance.
The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again. - Alan Paton
Bach is the beginning and end of all music - Max Reger
It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us - Rorschach
the brain-electronic interface holds a lot of potential, as well as ethical dilemmas. my interest is more in the upload of data to the brain rather than the download of data from the brain, however.
learning could be significantly optimized through electronics; most likely, it would be much more efficient through an interface. however, would this interface be available to all people, or just those who could afford it? if not, there might be a whole new class of intelligence that is linked to socioeconomic status, widening the inequality gap even further. and intelligence isn't always used for good.
it's certainly possible within the next 100 years or so, and it's fascinating to consider the possibilities.
I've read claims there is success in developing the true unbeatable lie detector using a CAT scan. They claim the the memory is one part of the brain and reasoning another. Thus a person telling the truth is primarily activating his/her memory while a lie will more activate reasoning.
If a court upheld the pure accuracy, this could open the door to lie detector tests being admissable or even possibly required of witnesses.
Does that make you nervous? Or would you approve?
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Everything has the potential to be a negative. I think the benefits would far outweigh the negatives if it's possible.
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow
As for thought police coming from this; if we stay on present course it will develop rapidly. In some guise of fighting terrorists. TSA would get something like this.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
NO, its us, you and I.
In truth, "man" .
I have a hell of a lot more faith and trust in my government that "man"..