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M Ya
@discodiscoΒ Β·Β 4:31

Thoughts on Neuralink?

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Well, okay, that could be fine and dandy. But doesn't it also kind of strike you as this weird dystopian movie scene where it's like this poor test subject is locked away in some secret lab and they are being experimented on and going through these horrific things while the PR for the lab or whatever medicine or test they're doing is on the outside telling the news outlets that, oh, yeah, the patient's just fine. It sounds like it could easily be like that

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@discodisco
M Ya
@discodiscoΒ Β·Β 1:16
They have protocol of examining risks versus benefits of a medication for you or any kind of treatment. And did all of these medical personnel really believe that the benefits outweigh the risks? What are all of the risks? Do we even know? I can't imagine what type of recalls will come from this, and what damage will that do to people? And then once the uses become more varied and widespread, how is that going to work out? What do you think
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@SeekingPlumb

@discodisco

We've had it for several decades now, and we still don't have regulation for things like doxxing, revenge porn, and a long list of many other things. And the Internet's been around for decades now. Right? And so when you look at something like the neuralink and how it's going to have. Let me back up again. I don't know if you've seen the social dilemma on Netflix
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@MK1981
Michael Knight
@MK1981Β Β·Β 2:19

@SeekingPlumb

Let's just say that they're benevolent and they actually care about humanity, which we all know they don't. But let's say that they do. What stops someone with Mal intent from hacking the software? Hacking you? What happens to you then? It just doesn't long term make any sense, or even the short term. So again, I'm with you. I really loved what you had to say
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@SeekingPlumb

@MK1981

And not with overtly various purposes in mind, but there's always going to be somebody doing something. The other thought I had, do you remember Google Glass? Like if I remember correctly, that was at least ten years ago, if not longer, and it still hasn't taken off
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@MK1981
Michael Knight
@MK1981Β Β·Β 1:49

@SeekingPlumb

And again, I just don't trust that it won't be used for nefarious purposes, as you mentioned before. And even more important, I mean, not to sound all woo woo, but what does it mean for us to be human? What does it mean for us to relate to each other if we're operating off of machinery, right? Because it's not just something that helps to enable your body to act more efficiently. It's something that messes with your brain
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M Ya
@discodiscoΒ Β·Β 5:00

@MK1981

And what measures should we place on neuralink to kind of safeguard that technology from abuse? And like you said, nefarious intent to keep people safe? How can we mitigate these potential pitfalls? And will it even get that popularly used to require that on a wide level? How can we shift the financial business climate in the world, especially the US? So that becomes a strong potentiality, and we kind of set ourselves up for success rather than abysmal failure in that situation
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M Ya
@discodiscoΒ Β·Β 3:14
This is like a competitor know, competing with Elon Musk's neuralink, and she got some kind of, like, brain crown thing from them, and she says that it allowed her to move a computer mouse with her
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@SeekingPlumb

@discodisco @MK1981 https://s.swell.life/SU3hMafJty6LJWQ

And we're catching all of those people who were either misdiagnosed or never diagnosed. And so it looks like there's a rise. However, I will say, because of the environment and world that we're creating, we have created a time in this world that is either meeting or surpassing what is possible for the human brain to take in, no matter the wiring
article image placeholderWhat is it to be human? What is its importance looking to the future?
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@SeekingPlumb

@discodisco @MK1981

I forgot to mention I included a link because we all seem to be talking about what is it to be human. And it was something I had reflected on not long ago. If you're bored and you want to delve into the topic a little further, I would love to converse on it. No obligation at all whatsoever. Just throwing it out there in case if anyone's bored
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@MK1981
Michael Knight
@MK1981Β Β·Β 3:20

@SeekingPlumb@discodisco

It's, hey, I really enjoyed the link that you sent. It was very interesting just thinking about how technology can help us to improve and be better and to, you know, basically become a better version of ourselves. But I like it in the context of using what's already there. So the difference between the link that you shared and Neuralink is using the actual matter that's already in between our ears and enhancing that. And I don't see a problem with that
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@SeekingPlumb

@MK1981

But at the same time, you throw into the mass amount of data that we're receiving on a regular basis, things like AI generated art or videos or even audio, right? Because now they can take six or 7 seconds. It's getting shorter and shorter of the amount that they need to be able to replicate your voice so they could listen to your voicemail, capture your voice and know, play it back, and it sounds just like you
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@MK1981
Michael Knight
@MK1981Β Β·Β 3:35

@SeekingPlumb

I think it's becoming blaringly clear to us that is really the big problem here, because AI and all these other technologies would not be scary or we wouldn't be concerned if we actually lived in a place where they actually cared. Like you actually saw it and felt it
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@SeekingPlumb

@MK1981 https://s.swell.life/SU3i8T2h1rYVBRj

It's all over the place, right from the messaging of we're number one, so we can't possibly consider anything outside the country or a different way of doing it or even possibly reflect on, is this the best way to do this? Are we really valuing life? Do we really have an education system that is giving us the best of, have we lost our way in any sort of fashion? Then there's this video I came across a few years ago. It's 22 seconds long
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@MK1981
Michael Knight
@MK1981Β Β·Β 2:50
And I would prefer to be in a situation or be in a country where things work, and things work not just for an incredibly small group of people, but works for everybody. I still haven't gotten to the understanding of why things can't work well for everyone, you know?
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@SeekingPlumb

@MK1981

And I haven't done that lately. So I'm sort of in this state of seeing, observing, and can't look away from the horribleness. And I'm like, give me another planet, please. I can just escape to. I already feel like an alien on this planet. I will just gladly go. But to your comments about Canada, I completely agree. I used to go to the World Series of poker every summer for eleven consecutive years
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@MK1981
Michael Knight
@MK1981Β Β·Β 1:42

@SeekingPlumb

And there's nothing wrong with feeling, I guess, out of sorts, but also thankful because I just came back from South Africa and while it was incredibly beautiful, I mean, seriously, I don't know why it's not a premier destination for people like we fawn over Italy or France or, you know, the Caribbean. I don't know why people don't do that about Cape Town, South Africa, because it was amazing
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@SeekingPlumb

@MK1981

Ditto to everything you said. I just wanted to add here, though, and give credit to disco. Disco. Because she was the one who started the conversation. But I think the three of us, there's some great thoughts here. And you're definitely right. It feels reassuring, in a way, to know that we're not alone in our thinking. And South Africa has always been one of those places on my list of I'd love to go
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