Skip to comments.Brain implants could boost work—and pay
Posted on 04/22/2014 11:38:00 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Humans who opt to have technological implants will become societys biggest earners and the average working week could rise by a third to 50.5 hours, according to futurologists.
Thirty years from now it may be necessary for human workers to receive implants providing additional processing power for our brains, they claimed.
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I don’t look forward to that at all. If there is a way to turn them off at will, then maybe, but I need to know the side effects. The dream activity of the user is very likely to be affected by these imposing implants. By the time such brain implants are common, I may be my dad’s age, early 80’s. I still try to imagine that I will be working part time, even then, if health allows. For the income, of course, but also, to experience life as it is for the majority of citizens. The same reason I finally broke down and bought a laptop, after using WEBTV for years and years. I was at the point, where almost no store personnel at Best Buy had even heard of WEBTV, except as something their dad’s used to use a long time ago.
Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated
Jack me up Scotty! I want my Cyberpunk Moddie to provide Russian language, World History and a Communications Engineering PhD.
Might help Obama and Kerry
In 30 years, the more likely outcome is:
(1) Robots will perform much of the manual labor once performed by humans, provided that battery pack technology improves significantly.
(2) Computer software will perform much of the white collar work once performed by humans, provided interactive speech software improves significantly.
(3) America’s GDP and tax revenue will rise significantly.
(4) Welfare benefits and the number of people on welfare will continue to go up.
(5) The number of people gainfully employed will continue to go down.
The Terminal Man (1974) Trailer
“1) Robots will perform much of the manual labor once performed by humans, provided that battery pack technology improves significantly.”
I’d feel better if the guy on the fairway mower or trap rake was a robot just in case I accidently hit into him.
I wonder if my descendants will be Morlock or Eloi.
I hope somebody smart secretly creates a chip that makes a race of atomic supermen. They can then wear Guy Fawkes masks and overthrow the world government.
Nobody puts it together like me.
It’s a quiet evening at home. You’re reading a good book, and just thought about getting up and getting a cup of coffee.
And, suddenly, the implant starts playing a Folger’s ad.
You haven’t updated your ImplantAdBlock since you sat down, so it plays through before you are allowed to update it, and get another 10 or so minutes of blessed, ad-free internal silence. . .
Pass. . .
This might make tin foil hats to keep out the mind control beams useful finally.
Or even better...imagine a electromagnetic pulse destroying it.
Good luck with that.
Implants wouldn’t be invented to improve productivity...they’d be invented so you could get your head straight. Think Telescreen IN your head, not on the wall.
“The telescreen recieved and transmitted simultaneously. Any sound Winston made, above the level of a very low whisper, would be picked up by it; moreover, so long as he remained within the field of vision which the metal plaque commanded, he could be seen as well as heard. There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment. How often, or on what system, the Thought Police plugged in on any individual wire was guesswork. It was even conceivable that they watched everybody all the time. But at any rate they could plug in your wire whenever the wanted to. You had to live- did live, from habit that became instinct- in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”
Anybody watch “Continuum” on SyFy?
This story sounds familiar to the storyline on that show.
Sorry - only robots will be able to afford green fees.
No kidding! 55-70-some bucks for green fees and I could still have a terrible day on the course. Plus, add another 20 for a few beers out there...I really miss the old cow pastures.
If you can just buy a knowledge module and plug it into your head, there are going to be a whole heck of a lot of people who know just enough to be dangerous, and very few people with the judgement that comes from experience. The whole world will be filled with the equivalent of cocky young MBA’s straight out of school, but many of them won’t even have that level of restraint. I suspect it would be viewed as a means of creating equality.
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