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2014-06-03 05:16:47 PM
Where's Maggie?
 
2014-06-03 05:23:10 PM
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Woah!
 
2014-06-03 05:32:27 PM
It is inevitable that the police will eventually "need" to maintain a brain database.  Won't that be fun.
 
2014-06-03 05:41:34 PM
I can't wait until this happens and everybody sees what's really going on in the heads of others.

We'll all look at each other and go, "Oh...you too?"
 
2014-06-03 06:49:47 PM
The article writer doesn't know what "hacked" means in computer terms.

No, sorry, our brains are not going to be hacked, or even cracked.  In fact, hacking our brains would probably defeat the purpose behind attempting to collect data.
 
2014-06-03 06:50:08 PM

jaylectricity: I can't wait until this happens and everybody sees what's really going on in the heads of others.

We'll all look at each other and go, "Oh...you too?"


Go ahead, read my mind.  I promise you the scarring will never heal
 
2014-06-03 07:08:22 PM

Smeggy Smurf: jaylectricity: I can't wait until this happens and everybody sees what's really going on in the heads of others.

We'll all look at each other and go, "Oh...you too?"

Go ahead, read my mind.  I promise you the scarring will never heal


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"Would an embalmed vagina really feel the same?"
 
2014-06-03 07:17:23 PM
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the only tool you need to hack into someones brain
 
2014-06-03 07:19:32 PM

Smeggy Smurf: jaylectricity: I can't wait until this happens and everybody sees what's really going on in the heads of others.

We'll all look at each other and go, "Oh...you too?"

Go ahead, read my mind.  I promise you the scarring will never heal


That's my biggest gripe with the Nexus books.  If you haven't read them, their is a nano technology "drug" that people take, and the big recreational use is to allow people to share memories and thoughts.  Not only couples, but at parties and things like that.  I can't imagine any way how that would be something postitive.
 
2014-06-03 07:33:38 PM
A story on the sidebar "Our Best Bet for Colonizing Space May Be Printing Humans on Other Planets" made me kinda miss QA. Kinda.
 
2014-06-03 07:34:17 PM
My brain will get a "XXX" rating.
 
2014-06-03 07:36:44 PM

fusillade762: A story on the sidebar "Our Best Bet for Colonizing Space May Be Printing Humans on Other Planets" made me kinda miss QA. Kinda.


Miss? Did he die?
 
2014-06-03 07:40:42 PM

UsikFark: fusillade762: A story on the sidebar "Our Best Bet for Colonizing Space May Be Printing Humans on Other Planets" made me kinda miss QA. Kinda.

Miss? Did he die?


Nah, but he apparently his going nutso about space nutters and 3-d printing folks in threads *entirely unrelated* to the topic finally got him the boot.
 
2014-06-03 07:48:05 PM
Imagine what happens when they make the brain monitoring implants all but mandatory to get through life.

The Arthur C. Clarke book 3001 covered this in a future where braincaps were a device fitted and interfaced with humans with the ability implant vast quantities of knowledge in short periods of time, and also to engage in a full immersive version of what could be a cross between HDTV and a holodeck.  The protagonist in the novel was frozen for 1000 years and revived, and when being fitted for a braincap he had anxiety over a computer being able to thoroughly scan all the thoughts and thinking patterns of his brain and the doctor replies that it is actually a device that is, at that time in the future, used to exert some form of brain control over people who don't have a proper thought pattern.  It isn't described but it gives the impression that mental issues are easily corrected with such a device so that people can live meaningful and productive lives where they might not have done so without the correction.  When the protagonist asks if people often decline to have a brainscan done the doctor informs him that no, it is such a useful/necessary device that it is almost required to participate in modern society, and that people who refuse a scan are closely monitored by authorities because it is presumed they are mentally ill and attempting to hide it from the brainscan.

Maybe not in my lifetime, but I can see this happening.  It brings potential for amazing conveniences in life and also likely brings wonderful medical treatment to people who might use is.  But it also has frightening privacy implications just like the article alludes to.
 
2014-06-03 08:02:58 PM
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2014-06-03 08:27:39 PM
I didn't say your tinfoil hat was stupid. I said it  looked stupid. You know you can accessorize, right? And they make colored tinfoil to coordinate with your outfit?

All you had was a twisted-up sheet of foil around your head. You looked like a gosh-darn Herhey's Kiss cosplayer.
 
2014-06-03 08:34:32 PM

GreenAdder: I didn't say your tinfoil hat was stupid. I said it  looked stupid. You know you can accessorize, right? And they make colored tinfoil to coordinate with your outfit?

All you had was a twisted-up sheet of foil around your head. You looked like a gosh-darn Herhey's Kiss cosplayer.


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An aluminum Christmas tree should break up the beams the government is transmitting into your head, however it is directional. Perhaps it could be adapted into a hat.
 
2014-06-03 08:34:49 PM
Don't you get it, Subby? The government wanted people to use foil. NASA did a lot of work with foil. NASA put satellites around the planet. Satellites can beam things...into your BRAIN! The foil is constructed with a back door to allow the NSA to snoop into your brain.

Take off the hat!!!! Take it off NOW!!!!!
 
2014-06-03 08:37:58 PM
Ghost in the Shell called it.

/well, the hacking part, anyway
 
2014-06-03 08:44:08 PM

GreenAdder: I didn't say your tinfoil hat was stupid. I said it  looked stupid. You know you can accessorize, right? And they make colored tinfoil to coordinate with your outfit?

All you had was a twisted-up sheet of foil around your head. You looked like a gosh-darn Herhey's Kiss cosplayer.


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2014-06-03 08:52:19 PM
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2014-06-03 08:56:59 PM
I imagine it'd be scary to think like someone else. Everything all out of whack. I keep my "this shiat" over here, while they keep their "that shiat" over their. How can anyone work like this? You ever try to work at someone else's cad station? Hoy mighty, it's hard.

The desk jockeys who would have to categorize people's thoughts would probably go mad trying to make everyone fit a spreadsheet or whatever.
 
2014-06-03 09:02:39 PM
 
2014-06-03 09:31:09 PM
The industrial espionage ramifications for this should frighten the bejeezus out of anyone. Remember that totally cool idea for a thing you had? Suddenly here comes something just like it, patented by some megacorp. Yikes.
 
2014-06-03 09:41:23 PM
when they look into my mind, they'll regret staring into that abyss, because the abyss will stare back
 
2014-06-03 09:47:33 PM
The Arthur C. Clarke book 3001 covered this in a future where braincaps were a device fitted and interfaced with humans with the ability implant vast quantities of knowledge in short periods of time,...

What was even scarier in that book was Poole being assigned an "assistant" who turned out to be a petty criminal whose "sentence" was to have his implants programmed to force him into being a submissive, obedient servant  for a year.

There isn't going to be brain scanning for a long time. We have very little knowledge of exactly how the brain stores images, thoughts, etc.
 
2014-06-03 10:05:29 PM
Told you, so.
 
2014-06-03 10:58:09 PM

mark12A: What was even scarier in that book was Poole being assigned an "assistant" who turned out to be a petty criminal whose "sentence" was to have his implants programmed to force him into being a submissive, obedient servant  for a year.


I wouldn't have stopped at a year.  There has to be some way to reform criminals.  If we had some way that we could inject some sort of chemical kill into the part of the brain that makes criminals aggressive with assaults, or impulsive with thefts, etc. we could just do some routine injections and make them into passive drones that work manual labor.  Imagine the savings on prison costs.
 
2014-06-03 10:58:52 PM
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2014-06-03 11:07:06 PM

mrmopar5287: such a device so that people can live meaningful and productive lives


Who decides what a meaningful and productive life is? The master to the new slaves?
 
2014-06-04 12:54:49 AM

GreenAdder: The industrial espionage ramifications for this should frighten the bejeezus out of anyone. Remember that totally cool idea for a thing you had? Suddenly here comes something just like it, patented by some megacorp. Yikes.


While certainly a valid concern, I think there are quite a few significantly scarier reasons to be afraid of this type of future.
 
2014-06-04 01:31:14 AM

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Smeggy Smurf: jaylectricity: I can't wait until this happens and everybody sees what's really going on in the heads of others.

We'll all look at each other and go, "Oh...you too?"

Go ahead, read my mind.  I promise you the scarring will never heal

That's my biggest gripe with the Nexus books.  If you haven't read them, their is a nano technology "drug" that people take, and the big recreational use is to allow people to share memories and thoughts.  Not only couples, but at parties and things like that.  I can't imagine any way how that would be something postitive.


How about knowing in advance which people wouldn't puke if you offered sex to them? It would really cut out a lot of the games.
 
2014-06-04 07:20:15 AM
joke's on them, my brain contains only a journey album and pr0n
 
2014-06-04 09:39:00 AM

jaylectricity: I can't wait until this happens and everybody sees what's really going on in the heads of others.

We'll all look at each other and go, "Oh...you too?"


I imagine a day where we simply don't even deal with people until our minds are matched, to prevent decay or something. Something to allow a better sorting of the sociocomparative pattern that frees the loose run in a thoughtwave that gives up looking at other problems as solutions.
 
2014-06-04 09:49:42 AM

AdamK: joke's on them, my brain contains only a journey album and pr0n


pretty much, seems its built to be played into a focus of tool usage, actual memory and 'emotional discharge' are barely fleeting interceptions of a wildly controlled object.
 
2014-06-04 10:28:09 AM
Maybe we finally found the solution to the result that is old age senility, and that is through totally losing your mind so the effective plaques don't form. Couldn't that work dually in reverse to encrypt yourself from yourself?
 
2014-06-04 11:29:22 AM

UsikFark: Smeggy Smurf: jaylectricity: I can't wait until this happens and everybody sees what's really going on in the heads of others.

We'll all look at each other and go, "Oh...you too?"

Go ahead, read my mind.  I promise you the scarring will never heal

[images.alphacoders.com image 425x317]

"Would an embalmed vagina really feel the same?"


More along the lines of this:

A man gets a lopitoffectomy.  The severed penis is plasticized so he/she can use it as a dildo on the reconstructed vagina.
 
2014-06-04 02:20:11 PM

Smeggy Smurf: UsikFark: Smeggy Smurf: jaylectricity: I can't wait until this happens and everybody sees what's really going on in the heads of others.

We'll all look at each other and go, "Oh...you too?"

Go ahead, read my mind.  I promise you the scarring will never heal

[images.alphacoders.com image 425x317]

"Would an embalmed vagina really feel the same?"

More along the lines of this:

A man gets a lopitoffectomy.  The severed penis is plasticized so he/she can use it as a dildo on the reconstructed vagina.


Then how would you match the glove at the end?
 
2014-06-04 02:42:48 PM
Xxiv:

A man gets a lopitoffectomy.  The severed penis is plasticized so he/she can use it as a dildo on the reconstructed vagina.

Then how would you match the glove at the end?


The way you do a reconstruction would be to get multiple measurements for angle of attack versus topheavy ridge flexation on multiple circulatory 'window pressures', so a simple drill will represent the original drawnin line if the primary flare expansion has all of its checks balanced. This way molds can be taken under medically induced comas and recasts can be tested on the subject so as to activate a temporary reflex pattern that finishes the draw.

This way, there can be multiple versions of dildonics to appropriate the original encounter and the biostate of the male organelles.
 
2014-06-04 02:43:42 PM
With this power, we can find who really broke that last straw rubberband.
 
2014-06-04 06:43:56 PM

Xxplosiv: Smeggy Smurf: UsikFark: Smeggy Smurf: jaylectricity: I can't wait until this happens and everybody sees what's really going on in the heads of others.

We'll all look at each other and go, "Oh...you too?"

Go ahead, read my mind.  I promise you the scarring will never heal

[images.alphacoders.com image 425x317]

"Would an embalmed vagina really feel the same?"

More along the lines of this:

A man gets a lopitoffectomy.  The severed penis is plasticized so he/she can use it as a dildo on the reconstructed vagina.

Then how would you match the glove at the end?


I'm going to need a $500K government grant, two assistants (minimum D cup each) and at least 6 months to study that.
 
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