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(The Sun (Ireland))   'Google brain' implants are on the way, soon you won't have to do no more learnin' as you won't have to memorise anything from the schoolin'   (thesun.ie) divider line
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2019-03-25 08:27:58 AM  
Memorizing isn't learning.
 
2019-03-25 08:34:22 AM  
Memory is a complicated thing.  Why not start with an implantable phone?

/not now, honey, I'm charging
 
2019-03-25 09:24:54 AM  
"So I told that teachin' lady the only three letters I need to know are G, O, L, and E."
 
2019-03-25 09:41:49 AM  
Great.  I'll be able to insta-learn Kung Fu but be too feeble to do the sweet moves.
 
2019-03-25 10:00:12 AM  
anyone will be able to learn anything instantly

Hey guys, let's take an animal whose psyche and sense of self-worth comes from working towards meaningful goals, and create a tool that will allow them to achieve the goal with little to no effort, because this will totally not lead to any horrible mental issues.
 
2019-03-25 11:46:24 AM  
Wheeeee!! Can't wait for my 'slave' implant!
 
2019-03-25 12:09:14 PM  
The Phone Company and the President's Analyst
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2019-03-25 12:18:52 PM  
go away I'm batin
 
2019-03-25 12:20:29 PM  
Not this ...

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2019-03-25 12:21:21 PM  
MS is watching this and thinking up uses for Windows 10 Implantable Edition.  The Fall 2009 update will fix the cardiac arrest bug.
 
2019-03-25 12:21:22 PM  
While I do believe that cybernetic augmentation will be a thing I'm highly skeptical that brain enhancements are only 2 decades away and extremely skeptical that they won't be used for evil. Really I'm just waiting for AI to take over so we can all be lazy assholes like in Wall-E or The Culture. (Yes I know not everyone in the culture is lazy but I would be and that is the point of the culture)
 
2019-03-25 12:21:45 PM  
Yeah, I'm good without someone else in my head. It's already too crowded.
 
2019-03-25 12:22:02 PM  
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2019-03-25 12:22:05 PM  
A math co-processor would be handy.
 
2019-03-25 12:22:17 PM  
Would these things be hackable?  I swear that was a plot point in Ghost in the Shell.
 
2019-03-25 12:23:17 PM  
The sky was the color of a TV tuned to a dead channel...
 
2019-03-25 12:23:49 PM  
And then Google will pull the plug on the things three years after initializing them.
 
2019-03-25 12:23:56 PM  
"In an interview with the Daily Star, he explained that he has been working on a revolutionary AI to 'personalise education' to enable 'anyone can learn almost anything, using AI'". [emphasis added]

Apparently, the "ability to write coherently" add-on can't get here soon enough.
 
2019-03-25 12:23:59 PM  
Plus you won't have to watch ads to be affected by them, you'll just know where to find hot young singles in your area.
 
2019-03-25 12:24:24 PM  
oh, brain implants...
 
2019-03-25 12:24:39 PM  
Mitchell & Webb Sound - iReckon
Youtube hKPiuV5XWBY


Just score yourself an iReckon!
 
2019-03-25 12:24:50 PM  
That sounds boring. What would we argue about???
 
2019-03-25 12:25:02 PM  
It's not search, maps, or mail.

Google will stop supporting this before the battery dies.
 
2019-03-25 12:25:18 PM  
Thats dumb, I bet its one of those "Just 20 years away" technologies.
*checks article*
Yep.
 
2019-03-25 12:25:31 PM  

Heraclitus: That sounds boring. What would we argue about???


!

Its the mark of the beast!!
 
2019-03-25 12:26:40 PM  
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2019-03-25 12:27:09 PM  
Sure, Jan. Not saying it's theoretically impossible but they have no implementable way to do this. Don't give me that neuron-silicon interface bullshiat. This is a funding grab and hype
 
2019-03-25 12:27:29 PM  
It's coming. Prepare the tanks.
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2019-03-25 12:28:18 PM  

Old Smokie: [quotespics.com image 500x395]
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Oh no.... there will be more of this....

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2019-03-25 12:28:39 PM  

Old Smokie: [quotespics.com image 500x395]
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*Shakes virtual fist*
 
2019-03-25 12:30:00 PM  
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"I know some of you are thinking we're collecting your innermost thoughts and storing them in a massive private database. I know this because my analysts have been reading those thoughts in your feed for several months. But I can put all your minds at ease... by engaging the countersignal that prevents you from having or even remembering those thoughts. There, much better! Now then, we were just talking about how everyone loves GoogleBrain..."
 
2019-03-25 12:31:45 PM  

Enigmamf: Plus you won't have to watch ads to be affected by them, you'll just know where to find hot young singles in your area.


As I read the article, I was thinking, "Oh yes, allowing a company that derives its income from advertising a direct line into my brain.  That sounds like a fantastic idea!"
 
2019-03-25 12:31:55 PM  
Not that "readers" of the Sun have ever gone to school in the first place.
 
2019-03-25 12:32:01 PM  
As long as I have the option to turn it off any time I want.

/Any time I want
 
2019-03-25 12:32:04 PM  
These things are unlikely to ever be able to "download" knowledge and skills into your brain. All they will do is enable easier recall of facts and memories. You'll still have to do the required repetition and training to utilize any of that. It will be no different than you looking up something on your phone, except instant.

For example you may have once watched a YouTube video on how to replace your alternator. And you may have succeeded, but not without difficulty, constant rewatching of the video, and a lot of errors and setbacks, and you're still not a master mechanic. All a brain implant will do is let you follow that video without holding a phone in your hand.
 
2019-03-25 12:32:07 PM  
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2019-03-25 12:32:19 PM  
this was already done

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Deus Ex was right
Youtube g_CBF318nBY


scary to watch this now
 
2019-03-25 12:33:09 PM  

Mike_LowELL: anyone will be able to learn anything instantly

Hey guys, let's take an animal whose psyche and sense of self-worth comes from working towards meaningful goals, and create a tool that will allow them to achieve the goal with little to no effort, because this will totally not lead to any horrible mental issues.


There's a patch coming for that.
 
2019-03-25 12:36:58 PM  

Somacandra: Memorizing isn't learning.


No, but it does help prevent synaptic pruning (https://www.healthline.com/health/sy​na​ptic-pruning).

That said, it would be awesome af to have something like this answer every question in my head on demand, but that's a pretty double-edged sword for someone like me.  Too bad companies have to ruin new tech with data mining.
 
2019-03-25 12:39:12 PM  

SpectroBoy: Mike_LowELL: anyone will be able to learn anything instantly

Hey guys, let's take an animal whose psyche and sense of self-worth comes from working towards meaningful goals, and create a tool that will allow them to achieve the goal with little to no effort, because this will totally not lead to any horrible mental issues.

There's a patch coming for that.


Finally, someone who sees the horrible future that is upon us, where humans are engineered to suit the environment.

And no matter how hard they try, they will never create a human being more absolutely perfect than Taylor Swift, with her beautiful flowing golden locks of hair.  I get so romantic just thinking about them.
 
2019-03-25 12:39:50 PM  
"Sure, Jan. Not saying it's theoretically impossible but they have no implementable way to do this. Don't give me that neuron-silicon interface bullshiat. This is a funding grab and hype."
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Maybe, but, I don't think so. Manchurian motives I fear...
 
2019-03-25 12:46:35 PM  

ltdanman44: this was already done

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[YouTube video: Deus Ex was right]

scary to watch this now


You've got ten seconds to beat it before I add you to the list of NSF casualties.
 
2019-03-25 12:49:52 PM  
Error 404, Image Brain.you not found. Please contact the Coroner.
 
2019-03-25 12:52:04 PM  
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2019-03-25 12:57:28 PM  
As has already been noted, raw information isn't analysis/synthesis, so no to the learning. Tons of info at your braintips? Yes.

But like almost every other new technology, porn will determine its ultimate fate.

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/didn't even have to shake
//... no i'm not urinating
 
2019-03-25 01:00:33 PM  
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2019-03-25 01:01:15 PM  

ltdanman44: this was already done

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scary to watch this now


"Deus Ex was right" makes as much sense as "This painting of a bowl of fruit predicted this bowl of fruit".
 
2019-03-25 01:01:30 PM  
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2019-03-25 01:07:02 PM  
Only if we don't have to tolerate Samuel L Jackson putting on a terrible lisp.
 
2019-03-25 01:12:48 PM  
Battlefield Earth - Learning Machine
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