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December 11th, 2008

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11:05 am - Notes of the Acceleration: Reading Mental Output
Everything from electronic telepathy to devices like those in Until the End of the World or Paprika took a major step forward with this impressive development.

So far, all they've done is show someone a word on a screen and read this output from their brain and put it up on another screen. However, sight recording and then dream recording are now both definitely headed for reality soon. I'm both very impressed and very pleased.

In addition to dream recording, which will be very cool indeed, I'm expecting the sort of life logging Charles Stross describes here will become really popular in a decade or so, and 5-10 years after that, we may well be looking at people recording what they see rather than wearing a webcam. So it goes...
Current Mood: impressedimpressed

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Date:December 11th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
I would love little more, in terms of technological developments, than to acquire a surrogate body and synchronize it with my primary to the point where I could easily operate either as the original, and eventually replace the original with the surrogate. Not so much for wanting to be immortal as wanting an upgrade from this shambling heap, though I won't argue against the potential for longevity.
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Date:December 11th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
Here's an even more interesting possibility - if you can copy your mind between bodies, who says you need to limit yourself to one body at a time? Have however many going as you'd like, and just reintegrate them regularly.
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Date:December 12th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
Oh, certainly. I just don't like to ask for more than I need when it comes to these things. I'm very curious what we'd learn about the mind with something like that. I've been really curious for a while now what would happen if we managed to successfully network two infant brains such that they'd effectively consider each other a part of the same nervous system. Not that any public experiment of that sort is likely to be performed on humans.

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