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  • @rtpoe
    "only the very wealthy will have access to it" - very likely. And so what? Would it be any different than what we have already? If someone is successful or even "rich by birth" - why should I deny them that?

    I'm not sure about computers being physically faster than a human brain, at least at the moment. But I can be mistaken so I won't be fighting about it.

    Also - mind uploads, exchangeable bodies are at this moment highly speculative. Maybe impossible.

    I would rather stick to things that are either possible right now or soon will be - advanced prosthetics, artificial organs, growing/ cloning organs, cell steam research, restoration of damaged nerves (dunno if its just a theory or already was attempted, but I remember reading about possibility of curing Alzheimer by brain surgeries and implantation of artificial neurons).

    We'll probably see working nanobots within next decade or two.

    Here's "practical trans-humanism" - exceeding biological limits through science and technology:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/health-29645760
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/04/doctors-toddler-freezing-pyjamas-miracle-poland (unfortunately can't find an English article that except for discussing "the case" discussed technology used to achieve that "miracle" - they used ECMO) - anyway boy is well, and apparently his brain wasn't damaged
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flacabyMGQk
    http://edition.cnn.com/videos/us/2015/01/23/dnt-legallly-blind-mom-sees-newborn.cbc

    I have rather small hopes for being immortal, but high hopes for higher quality of life as an elderly person than my grandparents had. And I'm not scared by transhumanism. Just excited.



  • I'm very unsettled by all of these utopian transhuman things.

    From a practical standpoint, all of the technology is going to be very expensive at the start. So only the very wealthy will have access to it. And as we all know, money equals power… So what's to keep the new Transhumans from monopolizing the technology?

    Let's say it becomes possible to upload one's mind into cyberspace. Computers are physically faster than a brain... Will the uploaded mind go insane as its apparent time goes by so much faster than the Real World? What about the next mind that gets uploaded? Will it have to fight the first one?

    It's easy to dream and write about all these ideas, because the creators are all noble-minded people with the best interests of humanity at heart.... But put them into practice....

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9or2yDvC3Ck



  • Personally I'd consider mind uploading inhumane, along the lines of teleportation, as even though an exact (hopefully) copy is made, the original copy still dies in the process. As such, I'd only use mind uploading for immortality upon death.

    The only type of brain altering technology I think I'd be okay with would be nanites that slowly change the brain while you're conscious so you effectively remain you at all times, like the way the Replicators from Stargate Atlantis transformed one particular member of the SG team into a replicator.



  • @ArgonCyanide777
    I'm a humanist and my knowledge of biology is extremely basic, so I can't say if it possible or not, but it's definitely already attempted: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Brain_Project

    As for other thing you mentioned: stuff like that was already picked by pop-culture. Abuse of "minduploads" was a theme of Ghost in the Shell: Innocence. In world of RPG Transhuman Space there was a widely respected law, that a person can exist only in one copy. What I'm trying to say - those are pop-cultural fears or rather a typical "fear of an unknown"/"belief that humans are evil" - "if an technology exist, for sure it will be used for evildoings".

    If history teaches us something it will be that you cannot "craft the environment in which you make a choice". Capitalism was supposed to look different, lot of things that we weren't able to foresee happened, and so we ended with consumerism. There's no point of guessing how posthuman future will look like, cuz most likely it ain't be architected by human beings (singularity).

    With minduploads however I'm not scarred by "copies", "self-denying own existence" etc, I'm afraid of more basic stuff - phantom pain. What happens to a "mind" that was suddenly "cut" from all the senses? As much as I'd love to have an cyber-arm and horse-alike cyber-cock, I know already that I do not qualify. Even my tooth-fillers bother me, "I can feel them" as something "that its not me"



  • Catch 22.

    Pro: As far as improving quality of life through bionics and cybernetics, I do agree with that particular aspect of it. In 2001 an electrician was having to move lines out of the ground which were supposed to be dead and inactive. 7200Vrms @ hundreds of AMPS. Should have killed him 50 times over. Nope. Didn't kill him. Burned both his arms to twigs and they had to be amputated, he was in a coma for nearly 2 years. He became their first patient of experiments for the first electromechanical bionic arm (with some nerve rerouting). It was a success. He has a lifetime deal with those researchers. As well as mechanical engineers to make better prosthetic arms meanwhile (first thing he tried to do was start his lawnmower).

    Replacing body parts, etc. Fine and good. But it's never just that simple. Ever.

    @'Dianaranda':

    To me it is a double edged knife, mostly the concern is once you allow those implants into your body, who is going to control them?
    And No i wouldnt want big corporations the way we currently know them to control them, neither the governements.
    points to the NSA I wouldnt want my implants to have all kind of backdoors through which they would be able to be shut down at anyone time, the NSA deems me a threat on a wim.

    That having said though, i do really badly want transhumanism to exist, it would solve alot of problem with certain people like myself, i would replace my spine as i went through at 16 and it doesnt stop hurting to this day, and i would increase my shorterm and long term memory, and ability for calculus.

    I totally agree with this. So…

    Con:
    Whole brain emulation: Bullshit. We could never write programming to perfectly mimic us. This is something which cognitive scientists refuse to let die. Whole brain emulation is basically the position that a computer algorithm could be written which can perfectly simulate the human brain. I do not think this is possible. Especially while our computing hardware is still fundamentally binary. If you don't believe me: your processors have many, many transistors inside. What else are transistors but a switch with a high state and a low state? (1 & 0, high and low...BINARY) Nothing. Programming is necessarily decideable, human brains (and other sapient life) are are not decideable. Contradictions can exist in us without our brain crashing. You simply can't do that in programming. It's laughable.

    Now to transition to my principle gripes. More troubling is another, somewhat opposite approach: Uploading ourselves into machines. This might or might not, perhaps, be possible. The first question I have is: how do you know you aren't just copying someone's mind (memories and personality, etc.) and energy signature while the original host actually died? You don't. The entity might perhaps be identical to the original, but if a replacement body were made…how is that individual able to really discern whether it's their own life or someone else who was uploaded?
    However, assuming we did successfully upload someone's conscious mind to hardware which has a 1 to 1 correspondence with our own physical brains, it raises some serious ethical questions, because holding energies such as this, in this way, is a prime scenario for abuse and cruelty far beyond anything currently possible.

    And also... if digitizing our brains is possible... and it's possible to delete memories... how much of a stretch is it to edit those memories? All that absolute power in the hands of few brilliant minds... A brilliant mind does not a benevolent person make. Oh noes! I'm a conspiracy theorist now because I actually went there. Cue all the the hissing and pissing. :dodgy:



  • Sounds pretty awesome, sign me up.



  • I do believe in God and I do believe in science and technology. Since I was little I never doubted that the two can co-exist. Anyway, to answer the question asked, I'm scared by some of the things we'll be doing but life goes on and progress depends on constant innovation and pushing boundaries. If we can better the quality of life for people I think we should. As already mentioned there is much risk for abuse and the gating factor for adoption of such technologies will be successful risk management.

    I want to add that I do not want to lose touch with my humanity in the process!



  • Repo is irrelevant, just a "fiction" without "science" (Still enjoyable movies). I guess more accurate depiction of transhuman dystopia would be Gattaca. But if we talking Repo, I do recommend watching Repo: Genetic Opera. Just for fun.

    An yes, transhumanism is kind of my religion and only hope, since I'm addicted to being alive and don't expect that addiction will wither during my hilariously short lifespan. Since there is no god, what other choice do I have?

    @Dianaranda: Reminds me of Charie Stross: "Back in the eighties I wanted to be the first guy on my block to get a direct-interface jack in his skull. These days, I’d rather have a firewall"

    @ Sin: You're very much right about political view. But, due to my English I'm ain't discussing delicate subject matters like that. Anyway, I do recommend reading about morphological freedom and policies of morphological freedom, and "biopolitics" in general.

    "To be more than human is to be human" (googles images of Penelope Black Diamond - yeah, she got it right :)

    And best decription of Transhumanism comes from tagline of Eclipse Phase:

    Your mind is software. Program it.
    Your body is a shell. Change it.
    Death is a disease. Cure it.
    Extinction is approaching. Fight it.



  • @'Dianaranda':

    mostly the concern is once you allow those implants into your body, who is going to control them?
    And No i wouldnt want big corporations the way we currently know them to control them

    see the movie: Repo men

    there is that -ism thing that tries to sell you the same soup any myth or religion sells: immortality (upload yr mind/soul/brain pattern into the machine blabla).

    otherwise, using medical science to make ourselves better aint new (from the wooden peg to glasses to artificial heart/kidney) but projecting high tech solutions that are costly will definitly make them available to a very small minority of rich individuals. So the idea here is not so much the transhumanism but rather a political view that needs reflexion.

    further reading: http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Transhumanism



  • To me it is a double edged knife, mostly the concern is once you allow those implants into your body, who is going to control them?
    And No i wouldnt want big corporations the way we currently know them to control them, neither the governements.
    points to the NSA I wouldnt want my implants to have all kind of backdoors through which they would be able to be shut down at anyone time, the NSA deems me a threat on a wim.

    That having said though, i do really badly want transhumanism to exist, it would solve alot of problem with certain people like myself, i would replace my spine as i went through at 16 and it doesnt stop hurting to this day, and i would increase my shorterm and long term memory, and ability for calculus.



  • It sounds like awesome, sign me up. The idea that we should rely solely on the circumstance of nature seems weird to me. The whole point of science is to learn more about the world we live in. Why shouldn't we put that to use to our own betterment?


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