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B00Mer
#1
Elon Musk Just Confirmed That He’s Making Tech To Merge Human Brains and Computers




Elon Musk is a very future-oriented tech entrepreneur, as evidenced by Tesla and SpaceX. Even so, Musk has always been vocal about his fear of a world take over by artificial intelligence (AI). Curiously enough, his solution to keep the AI doomsday away is to merge the human brain with machines.

On Monday, Futurism reported on Musk’s new venture to turn his proposed brain-computer interface into a reality. Musk confirmed his plan Tuesday via Twitter, saying more details about it are coming next week.

Long Neuralink piece coming out on @waitbutwhy in about a week. Difficult to dedicate the time, but existential risk is too high not to.

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 28, 2017
Musk’s brain-hacking company is called Neuralink, which was founded to help human beings keep up with the cascading advancements in AI technology. This company will develop a device, or even a series of devices, that could be implanted into the human brain. It’s similar to a controversial idea Musk put forward back in 2016 called a “neural lace,”; an idea he revisited earlier this year at the World Government Summit in Dubai.

META-INTELLIGENT HUMANS

Musk isn’t the only one who sees the future of humanity as being one with machines: Peter Diamandis, founder and chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, had previously expressed his vision for meta-intelligent human beings. As our brains merge with machines, a new kind of intelligence would emerge.

Efforts to realize this human-machine merger are also on the way — and not just with Neuralink. The U.S. Defense Department’s research arm, DARPA, is also working on similar technologies. “We are giving our physiology the opportunity to work with machines in a different way,” said Justin Sanchez, director of DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office.

Instead of being completely overrun by intelligent machines, why not let our intelligence be merged with machines? Armed with a whole new kind of intelligence, we may be capable of far more than avoiding an AI doomsday scenario. Though, that’s not a bad place to start.


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Jinentonix
#2
You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile. Yep, just what I want to be, part of a borg collective. If I wanted to do that I'd join whatever party Flossie belongs to.
 
B00Mer
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by JinentonixView Post

You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile. Yep, just what I want to be, part of a borg collective. If I wanted to do that I'd join whatever party Flossie belongs to.

Well after Americans failed the IQ test and elected Trump.. it may be humanities only hope.
 
Bar Sinister
#4
This has been predicted for decades by SF writers. Once tech gets small enough and reliable enough it will almost certainly be integrated into humans. There really is no fear of a robot takeover, because we will be the robots.
 

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