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Digital hedonism

The world around us is merely a set of brain stimulations. Some help us to see, others to enjoy, still others to monitor and control the organism, and so on. But very soon, companies developing neural interfaces (such as Neuralink) will be able to safely feed stimulations from a computer to the brain, primarily its pleasure centers, bypassing the body. This is the first part of the mosaic.

The second part will consist of increasingly advanced simulations of worlds that we ourselves create — take, for instance, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt or GTA 5 for a glimpse into the future. 

At the current pace of progress, in just 10 years’ time we will have perfectly designed virtual worlds with feedback directly into the brain.  Add to that the billions of people who will be squeezed out of their jobs by the march of the machines. And the result is a world of digital hedonists — people living in their own worlds that provide all the pleasures and self-realization they need.

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Robert Thumper Pruitt While hedonism is a definite possibility, the ability to interact with your environment, both real and virtual, is simply tempting for anyone. If one wanted to explore outerspace and other worlds, but couldn't afford the travel expense to personally go there, well, done the neural interface and activate a robotic avatar at the other end, and then you can do the exploration via your telepresence in that robot. Less expensive, less dangerous, and that avatar can be used over and over again by other interested parties. It is one way where one person can literally be in two places at the same time. It would be interesting if this could be expanded to multiple replications, with feedback and control? Hmm, interesting where this could lead, the sky is no longer the limit.
20 Jul 2020
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Андрей Святогоров Прошу прощения, в предыдущем комменте ошибся, не 10, 20 лет, но этого все равно мало для столь качественной проработки данной технологии.
31 Dec 2019
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Андрей Святогоров 10 лет мало для столь крутой штуки. На данный момент нейроинтерфейсы в разработке, они даже еще не проходили полноценного тестирования прототипов. Пока есть более менее работающие прототипы устройств ввода с подобием нейроинтерфейса. Много ли ты видел игр для шлемов вируальной реальности? А это еще не настолько кординально отличающаяся технология. Более того, нейроинтерфейс нужно подгонять под каждого человека отдельно, что бы он мог получать импулься напрямую в соответствуюющие центры.
31 Dec 2019
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Иван Андрей Святогоров, должен не согласиться) Большую часть того, что мы видим и ощущаем, мозг "выдумывает". Думаю на вход он довольно примитивные сигналы получает. 20 лет точно хватит.
09 Mar 2020