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Post by vladimir » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:28 am

I've always liked science fiction, and with computers becoming widely available, some of the progress is mind-blowing, just saw a Google glass app that lets you control stuff using your brain-waves.

The thing that interests me is that predictions usually fail to take into account HOW we learn. So people talk about future developments and estimate something may take ten years (at present rates, using advances based on our abilities now).

But what if we could use more than 10% of our brain-power? What if we could combine thought processes simultaneously with another person/10 people without being in the same place or without the need for face-to-face or even electronic communication?

Basically rewiring the brain for max capability. Change the way we think. At present we have a super-computer running Windows 98.
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Re: Science fiction

Post by nightmare.believer » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:36 am

It is a misnomer that we only use a small percentage of our brains, we use the whole thing as a matter of fact. If you want to wait for a major jump, and subsequent divergence, of I.Q. wait until all advanced learning has become open source and available on-line for free.
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Re: Science fiction

Post by vladimir » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:41 am

Perhaps we only use them to 10% of their potential?

Online still ties us to learning/thinking the traditional way, as if there is no other way. Perhaps that assumption is retarding us.
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Re: Science fiction

Post by OrangeDragon » Fri Jul 11, 2014 10:27 am

nightmare.believer wrote:It is a misnomer that we only use a small percentage of our brains, we use the whole thing as a matter of fact. If you want to wait for a major jump, and subsequent divergence, of I.Q. wait until all advanced learning has become open source and available on-line for free.
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Re: Science fiction

Post by Jaap N. » Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:05 am

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Re: Science fiction

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:40 pm

Speaking of which, the Oculus Rift arrived some time back OD (and anyone else with an interest in VR), so next time you're in the city..
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Re: Science fiction

Post by walkjivefly » Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:11 pm

StroppyChops wrote:Speaking of which, the Oculus Rift arrived some time back OD (and anyone else with an interest in VR), so next time you're in the city..

I'd like to have a look at that some time please.
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Re: Science fiction

Post by Mrs Stroppy » Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:45 pm

It's a seriously cool piece of technology!
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Re: Science fiction

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:19 pm

walkjivefly wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:Speaking of which, the Oculus Rift arrived some time back OD (and anyone else with an interest in VR), so next time you're in the city..

I'd like to have a look at that some time please.
Sure, we'll make an event out of it - OD, when are heading to town next, we'll tie it in with that. Alma's is literally around the corner so we could also do brunch (said without any trace of lithp).
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Re: Science fiction

Post by walkjivefly » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:38 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
walkjivefly wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:Speaking of which, the Oculus Rift arrived some time back OD (and anyone else with an interest in VR), so next time you're in the city..

I'd like to have a look at that some time please.
Sure, we'll make an event out of it - OD, when are heading to town next, we'll tie it in with that. Alma's is literally around the corner so we could also do brunch (said without any trace of lithp).
Cool :-)
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