Scientists make monkeys smarter using brain implants. Could you be next?

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    Scientists make monkeys smarter using brain implants. Could you be next?
    Scientists make monkeys smarter using brain implants. Could you be next?

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    good, I need more intelligence!
     
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    As enticing as electronic manipulation is, it cannot outsmart human abilities. Anything electronic depends upon directives, be it pre-programmed or not. Without directives, electronic devices are nothing but dumb chunks of materials until told what to do.

    I love technological advances, but I am not impressed with the interference of life forms. We already have our hands full of troubles, and I do not think we need more zombies to contend with.
     
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    Granny once tried to get a doctor to put a brain chip in Uncle Ferd to make him smarter...
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    Unapproved experimental implants used on humans
    Tue, Oct 03, 2017 - Experimental implants that should only have been used in laboratory or animal tests were sent abroad and used on patients who were treated like human guinea pigs, an inquiry at one of Britain’s leading universities has found.
     
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    God help us, the end of the democrat party!
     
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    Directives = software. Clearly, if I could access the power of a multiprocessor programmed to, say, do math, I could become "smarter", by at least one standard. Right?
     
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    Something I think we all could agree on... That's rare for this board.
     
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    No you need more wisdom.



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    The ability to do complex math by simply thinking about it would be a boon, indeed. The ability to print that out as soon as one put it in order in his or her mind would be wonderful. Three and four d visualization would be another real boon.

    This is one of those inevitable developments that will have effects that, years later, we will look back on, and say, 'Why didn't I see that, it was obvious'.
     
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    Those brain implants are cool and all, but hows about we get an update on the technology that will let people shoot lasers out of their eyes?
     

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