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(Daily Mail)   Soon, you will be more machine than man   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 42
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2014-01-31 08:59:41 PM
nooooooooooooooo.com
 
2014-01-31 09:13:03 PM
I've already got the ascending and descending aorta replaced, along with one heart valve. Give me some wetware memory and let's do this!
 
2014-02-01 12:09:26 AM
The super strong muscles idea isn't a bad idea, considering as we have an aging population, nanotube bracings for bones, and electroactive polymers could mean the difference between mobility and self reliance for a lot of folks. Add in enhancements for memory, and you have answers to a good many of aging's worst curses. Nano machine scrubs for cancer, repairs and strengthening arterial walls, repairing damage to tissue, and even cosmetic uses for tightening skin tone, and in a hundred years, we could be looking at lifespans that make the Biblical times look...meh.

Of course, those uses might also have some less savory applications as well...
 
2014-02-01 12:10:53 AM
Kurzweil believes Moore's Law, which states the power of computing doubles, on average, every two years

Sigh.
 
2014-02-01 12:19:00 AM
let you pick up a car

The problem with this trope is a little thing called "leverage".
 
2014-02-01 12:25:03 AM
I wouldn't mind asking for this. Particularly a Makoto Kusanagi-style setup. However, that's probably outside my finances.
 
2014-02-01 12:32:10 AM
Does being on auto-pilot most of my work day count?

/which explains why I waste so much time here
//did I say waste? I meant ENJOY AND APPRECIATE these welcome breaks in my work day
///seriously, Drew... I would like to get another greenlight someday...
 
2014-02-01 01:50:17 AM

Relatively Obscure: Kurzweil believes Moore's Law, which states the power of computing doubles, on average, every two years

Sigh.


No, there's no way a journalist would write that.

-clicks link-

Oh god. They actually wrote that.

static.fjcdn.com
 
2014-02-01 03:03:42 AM
I think the ratio of useful insight to crazy-ass bullshiat with Ray Kurtzweil is definitely far weighted to the "crazy-ass bullshiat" side of things now.  It's been headed that way for years, though,and I'm not convinced it wasn't always there.
 
2014-02-01 04:40:06 AM

fusillade762: let you pick up a car

The problem with this trope is a little thing called "leverage".


It's more a footing issue. If you're standing next to the car the best you can do is tip it. Like I did to a Beetle back in the highschool parking lot.

I'd be a little worried if they started handing out linebacker bodies to people used to being normal. I do enough damage and have decades experience.
 
2014-02-01 04:51:22 AM
Twisted and good deep down inside.

Sshhhh
 
2014-02-01 05:17:16 AM
All the better for being tracked by the government. Hooray!

Also being an unknowing weapon.
 
2014-02-01 05:21:42 AM

hardinparamedic: Relatively Obscure: Kurzweil believes Moore's Law, which states the power of computing doubles, on average, every two years

Sigh.

No, there's no way a journalist would write that.

-clicks link-

Oh god. They actually wrote that.

[static.fjcdn.com image 400x320]


Ummm...  It is the Daily Fail, so...yeah...

i21.photobucket.com
 
2014-02-01 05:48:59 AM
 
2014-02-01 05:51:21 AM
Great link to an ad for Robocop.
 
2014-02-01 06:07:34 AM
Approves:
media.pcgamer.com
 
2014-02-01 07:31:51 AM
Promises promises.
 
2014-02-01 08:11:06 AM
static2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-02-01 08:15:38 AM
My wife says that I'm already a machine, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.
 
2014-02-01 08:28:32 AM
FTA: Google revealed a radical smart contact lens for diabetics, monitoring their tears and warning them if levels drop

If the FAA can't block this, I am sure there is some government department that will.

(I want my beer drones!)

Hmm, random thought: these lenses secretly monitor alcohol levels and report them to police. Valid use or invasion of privacy?
 
2014-02-01 08:49:45 AM

DrPainMD: My wife says that I'm already a machine, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.


You're cold, unfeeling and inhuman?

I'm less worried about super-muscles and more about replacement liver and lungs. I banked a lot on science being able to fix those for me.
 
2014-02-01 08:58:45 AM
Hey, I'm all for this. Bring on the cyborgs.
 
2014-02-01 09:03:44 AM
Dude wants to upload his mind into a computer? Will we end up with:

A. Lawnmower Man
or
B. Serial Experiments Lain
 
2014-02-01 09:13:15 AM
Just keep waiting a little longer, guys. The Rapture Singularity will be coming any day now...

/same shiat, different religion
 
2014-02-01 09:15:03 AM

jake_lex: I think the ratio of useful insight to crazy-ass bullshiat with Ray Kurtzweil is definitely far weighted to the "crazy-ass bullshiat" side of things now.  It's been headed that way for years, though,and I'm not convinced it wasn't always there.


It's like he hit a singularity of deep.
 
2014-02-01 09:30:21 AM

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: Just keep waiting a little longer, guys. The Rapture Singularity will be coming any day now...

/same shiat, different religion


One describes a technological concept, which is pretty clearly in the works. It's a matter of when. The other is a vague promise of flying animals and whatnot.

Not sure how you consider them similar.
 
2014-02-01 09:45:54 AM

CommonName2: FTA: Google revealed a radical smart contact lens for diabetics, monitoring their tears and warning them if levels drop

If the FAA can't block this, I am sure there is some government department that will.

(I want my beer drones!)

Hmm, random thought: these lenses secretly monitor alcohol levels and report them to police. Valid use or invasion of privacy?


They can mitigate the privacy issue by inserting a camera into the contact lens. Then they can have someone monitor it and only turn on the alcohol sensor when they see the person getting behind the wheel.
 
2014-02-01 09:48:43 AM
But will I be able to become Hosenbügler?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nsDAdtfcIM
 
2014-02-01 10:25:44 AM

DrPainMD: My wife says that I'm already a machine, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.


Your warranty has expired, you only work when you jiggle the cord and you're motor isn't a strong as it used to be?
 
2014-02-01 10:28:42 AM

Gordon Bennett: [static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 500x500]


Ja ja ja, mach schnell mit die art things, ja? I have to get back to Stuttgart to see them.

/drives away in white mercedes SL

gnarlywizzard: Great link to an ad for Robocop.


It saddens me that now, my initial reaction upon reading anything that purports to be a news article, I have to stop and think "What are they trying to sell me?" and about 75% of the time, it's SOMETHING.

/4th estate? is that the Nolan movie about the guys with hats?
 
2014-02-01 11:05:05 AM

indarwinsshadow: DrPainMD: My wife says that I'm already a machine, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.

Your warranty has expired, you only work when you jiggle the cord and you're motor isn't a strong as it used to be?


Most of the time, he sits around eating up resources and when she wants him him to work, he eats the tape.
 
2014-02-01 11:33:26 AM

Skail: Approves:
[media.pcgamer.com image 850x478]


Damn, beat to it.

/Would still lay odds that if the transhumanist claims pan out, I'd personally give 100+:1 odds on it turning out anything close to the inherent optimism of the claims.
 
2014-02-01 12:42:18 PM

fusillade762: let you pick up a car

The problem with this trope is a little thing called "leverage".


Or some idiot lifting the car with his back instead of his robot legs.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-02-01 12:50:01 PM
I want to be an Adrienne Barbeaubot.

/with D-cups full of justice
 
2014-02-01 01:08:48 PM
How much are these things going to cost me in terms of Essence loss?
 
2014-02-01 01:43:54 PM
 
2014-02-01 02:21:48 PM
Kurzweil and his singularity nonsense is just the latest in a long line of religious beliefs people use to trick themselves into thinking they're not mortal. His only real achievement is that he repackaged those beliefs for technocrats.
 
2014-02-01 02:46:36 PM
Sure hook me into google, I mean they don't give your info to anyone willing to pay and they certainly don't have any issues with malware on any of the consumer device they produce
 
2014-02-01 08:18:46 PM
We have this technology. It only cost $6,000,000 in the 1970s.
 
2014-02-01 08:55:13 PM
But will I have the strength of five gorillas?

/there go my nipples again
 
2014-02-01 08:59:58 PM
 
2014-02-01 10:08:59 PM
Go, go gadget penis!
 
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