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just-a-dreamer- t1_j4if0hz wrote

I already have.

This damn smartphone is in my hands constantly. My brain us fed information nonstop. The data flow rate is slow though.

If you mean connecting your brain cortex with AI, that would be on a level with human eternal life. It requires nano machines that would already heal all diseases and stop aging. North of 2040 probably.


RemyVonLion t1_j4jmvxm wrote

Depends on to what degree they mean, neuralink could connect us to an AI assistant that guides us in every way.


just-a-dreamer- t1_j4k4n24 wrote

From my understanding the human brain is the only body part we have not figured out yet. It is like a quantum computer. We have no idea how it actually works . It is impossible to read thoughts

When we reach that level of understanding, we already live forever anyway. No need to expose yourself to the cloud


RemyVonLion t1_j4k5x3i wrote

Companies are making rapid progress on analyzing how everything in there works, impossible is quite the strong word to use, I'd say it's likely possible no later than another century though probably way sooner since we will probably have very solid control of things with our mind relatively soon considering the results seen with the monkey and pig they demonstrated with. I'm not sure why you think that would result in immortality though, that's pretty unrelated.


just-a-dreamer- t1_j4k6it1 wrote

I see no utility in that.

My inner self is the very part I want to keep for myself. Not interested to be sucked up by the cloud.

I hope the physical world gets better once AI transformation accelerates. If it is not though, sign me up for a virtual reality. Then I have no use for my body anyway.


RemyVonLion t1_j4k8jna wrote

You aren't thinking too hard then, clearing up any misunderstandings among humanity and having instant clear communication with anyone is incredibly useful, along with being able to control technology with your mind. This tech is also used to restore bodily functions. Ideally you will get to choose what is uploaded and read/used. If the physical world doesn't improve with AI accelerationism then VR isn't going to be feasible either since you won't be provided the conditions to stay there unless you are part of the privileged, and it's unlikely to be that great anytime soon if people irl aren't provided the conditions to build such an amazing VR.


just-a-dreamer- t1_j4kao1b wrote

We will see. Being connected to the cloud defeats the purpose of technoligal advancement in my opinion.

I miss the days where you could go to the library and nobody cared about your business. Now you can do research on your smartphone, but you leave a footprint whatever you do. Still worth it.

Have your mind exposed 24/7? Not worth it in my opinion.


RemyVonLion t1_j4kcju5 wrote

The point is to make humanity a collective hivemind to harness our total knowledge and common goals for optimal harmony and efficiency. We can retain individuality while choosing what thoughts to share, letting the transparent technocratic government examine our mind when it's absolutely necessary, or an AI to help guide our every move. It's worth it if no one can be corrupt by having everyone be transparent and the government allows people to do as they please as long as no innocents are harmed.


just-a-dreamer- t1_j4n5647 wrote

What is the point of that? You would stop to be a human doing such thing anyway. Your personality would seize to exist

An AI that reaches singularity has god like levels of intelligence and understand within years.

Your brain would not be capqble to compute the data, it would need some upgrade to catch up.


RemyVonLion t1_j4ngugk wrote

Our desires and interests might evolve but that's not a bad thing, whatever we become is the natural evolution and should be embraced for it is far better than life now. Like I said, personality can be maintained to a degree but people will understand each other's point of view completely. We probably can't match the AI's intelligence and knowledge, but we can upgrade what is possible.