I’m feeling just a bit um, uncomfortable about this.
Discuss. Or not.
Posted by p0tsh0t on December 3, 2008 in General
Tags: General, Humor
December 3, 2008 at 4:22 am
What are you bothered by? It is an interesting article, I thought…maybe I missed something?
December 3, 2008 at 5:18 am
How long before the first Android is created?
December 3, 2008 at 8:29 am
Why uncomfortable? It sounds like it could achieve a level of empathetic thinking and compassion that is sometimes lacking in us ole humans. I’m intrigued by the idea. Then again I work with idiots and am surrounded by dysfunction – them not me! :-) So any ideas that attempt to heal the human condition sans electrodes and drugs sounds promising.
December 3, 2008 at 11:04 am
Well, of course I had my game brain on when I came across the article. The therapeutic applications of this effect are interesting to say the least.
What made me a bit uncomfortable (or perhaps cautiously intrigued would be a better description) was how this effect could be used, integrated or exploited in the development of virtual worlds.
It seems like it would have the potential to create a totally different level of immersion and perhaps one not entirely within our conscious control. Therein lies the power as well as the potential for abuse.
I dunno. Cloning makes me uncomfortable. Splicing animal genes with vegetables makes me uncomfortable. This does not for some reason. Maybe it should? It seems like this could actually be beneficial. Just like everything else humankind stumbles upon though, we’ll ultimately find a use for it that involves either sex or war.
December 6, 2008 at 4:33 pm
Thanks for the awesome link! It is amazing to think that our choices in creating Avatars may impact out IRL behavior or self concept.
December 15, 2008 at 2:00 pm
Keep an eye out for the red pill.
January 29, 2009 at 3:31 pm
Sometimes progress tends to focus on strange objectives, some that may put humanity at risk. We’ll have to wait and see…
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