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The minute they invent neuro-jacks (brain implants) for virtual reality, society will collapse

 
Anonymous Coward
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10/25/2006 07:58 PM
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The minute they invent neuro-jacks (brain implants) for virtual reality, society will collapse
When you can plug your mind into a computer virtual reality that directly stimulates your senses (you can't distinguish it from reality), then I say society is toast. At that point, the 95% of human beings on this Earth who are basically miserable or unhappy with life are going to opt for the much more pleasant fantasies, thrills, and excitement of 3-D virtual reality.

Like me. I'm a guy going through the motions at my mind-numbing job, stuck in a cubicle all day, cut off from anything that remotely resembles excitement. And I'm doing it all just so I can pay for health care for an ailment I got from the stress of my mind-numbing job.

Now if somebody offered me 3D virtual reality at reasonable cost -- I'M THERE IN A SECOND! Who wouldn't trade a bleak existence in a cubicle (or worse, a Third World slum) for a virtual beach on Hawaii? Or Tahiti? Or a flight to the moon?

Assuming most everybody will opt for the virtual reality, then society will collapse because no one will be around to run it. We'll all be at home, jacked into the matrix 24/7.
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10/25/2006 08:02 PM
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Re: The minute they invent neuro-jacks (brain implants) for virtual reality, society will collapse
Losers will collapse. Winners will continue to win.
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10/25/2006 08:11 PM
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Re: The minute they invent neuro-jacks (brain implants) for virtual reality, society will collapse
you are more right than you want to know, OP.....

and that is why the powers that be have an incentive to develop and market this technology as soon as they can.....AFTER they perfect it's mind-probing and mind-tormenting capabilities of course.

i find escapism more appealing than "coping" [what a dopey word that is....] and, like you probably do, i find fantasy to be better than reality's rigors because FANTASY uses real-world people and situations as the starting point for creating joy and success.

can you give us links for these 'neuro-jacks', or anything that hints at a working version of this brain implant technology? anything, even rats in a cage with tiny electrodes on their tiny heads?? it is something i often think about.
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10/25/2006 08:14 PM
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Re: The minute they invent neuro-jacks (brain implants) for virtual reality, society will collapse
Exists already in military labs...
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10/25/2006 10:00 PM
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Re: The minute they invent neuro-jacks (brain implants) for virtual reality, society will collapse
Exists already in military labs...
 Quoting: Mona Lisa 158618

Also exists underground...
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10/25/2006 10:10 PM
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Re: The minute they invent neuro-jacks (brain implants) for virtual reality, society will collapse
western society is presently collapsing without all this. as history shows, we're toast. we don't need soylent green VR. we're going down, clown. now.
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10/25/2006 10:13 PM
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Re: The minute they invent neuro-jacks (brain implants) for virtual reality, society will collapse
This will make a cool movie starring Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruise.
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