Posted: Mon, January 14, 2013 | By: DEBATE
[Transhumanity.net’s “DEBATE FORUM” will change topics every 1-3 weeks, depending on how active the discussion is]. This week’s topic - introduced by Peter Wicks - is:
“Currently, communication between individual brains takes place exclusively via the miserably small bandwidth pathway of the five senses.
However, the time is near when we can have chips in our brains that communicate directly with each other, over a considerably higher-bandwidth channel than the optic nerve.
What will that do to our sense of individual identity? Will it dissolve entirely?
Is the emergence of a Borg-like collective “hive-mind”—inevitable?
Is it desirable?
If we don’t want it, how can it be avoided?
If you get a choice, will you opt in or out?”
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