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01110010101010110110 by Esther Pickwell - Fri, 10 Mar 2017 19:59:50 EST ID:lHNg+bDS No.156585 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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By the year 2020, you won't need a keyboard and mouse to control your computer, say Intel researchers. Instead, users will open documents and surf the web using nothing more than their brain waves.

Scientists at Intel's research lab in Pittsburgh are working to find ways to read and harness human brain waves so they can be used to operate computers, television sets and cell phones. The brain waves would be harnessed with Intel-developed sensors implanted in people's brains.

The scientists say the plan is not a scene from a sci-fi movie, Big Brother won't be planting chips in your brain against your will. Researchers expect that consumers will want the freedom they will gain by using the implant.

"I think human beings are remarkable adaptive," said Andrew Chien, vice president of research and director of future technologies research at Intel Labs. "If you told people 20 years ago that they would be carrying computers all the time, they would have said, 'I don't want that. I don't need that.' Now you can't get them to stop. There are a lot of things that have to be done first but I think [implanting chips into human brains] is well within the scope of possibility."

Intel research scientist Dean Pomerleau said that users will soon tire of depending on a computer interface, and having to fish a device out of their pocket or bag to access it. He also predicted that users will tire of having to manipulate an interface with their fingers.

Instead, they'll simply manipulate their various devices with their brains.
Hannah Bloshnack - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:30:13 EST ID:NSHJykeG No.156658 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>"If you told people 20 years ago that they would be carrying computers all the time, they would have said, 'I don't want that. I don't need that.' Now you can't get them to stop. There are a lot of things that have to be done first but I think [implanting chips into human brains] is well within the scope of possibility."

I want to know why, how and who by we get dependent on technology we never wanted in the first place.
George Givingville - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 18:31:15 EST ID:cbhMfSls No.156659 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I bet that 1 million years ago some humanoid asked the same thing about carrying sharp rocks everywhere. Or carrying fire everywhere.

Cornelius Blobblesidging - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:02:27 EST ID:KztxZ82A No.156663 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>NSA/CIA has full access to all tech, even airgapped viruses
>put it in your skull
>remove cash money

gg no re
Caroline Brookworth - Mon, 13 Mar 2017 21:12:36 EST ID:mM9fZu54 No.156664 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It probably has something to do with the enormous, vastly profitable industry devoted entirely towards convincing people to buy shit they didn't want. You know, they one that's so completely surrounded us and infiltrated every facet of daily life that people don't even think about how fucking weird it is.
Jack Worthingbanks - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:17:29 EST ID:cbhMfSls No.156701 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You're retarded.

It has to do with us humans being extremely good at rapidly improvising with new objects and integrating them in our lives.

It's literally how we rule Earth and Neanderthals went extinct.

We humans can master a new tool within a few weeks. Neanderthals invented their culture and tools early in their history, and just didn't invent anything for hundreds of thousands of years, until humans came out of Africa with their neverending torrent of inventions.
Clara Bunbury - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:53:18 EST ID:NSHJykeG No.156702 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what you're saying doesn't actually discredit the post's your replying to's valid response to my comment. They were referring to my comment - i want to know why, how and who by we get dependent on technology we never wanted in the first place. I'm not saying what you're saying is completely irrelevant either though, in fact, I'd say that you're referring to a human condition which is exploited in a world where we have everything we truly need. I'm saying because we can adapt to tools but don't need them, we are fed an everflowing shitstream of products to fulfill our human-habits maybe? I don't know i thought it was worth bringing up and it definitely has more substance than pointless insults like calling a fellow poster a retard would you agree?
Phoebe Pockbanks - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:57:05 EST ID:mM9fZu54 No.156703 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>You're retarded.

Well that's a strong way to feel about an anonymous strangert on a news board, based on one speculative comment.

Anyway, no, apparently you are, since rambling about neanderthals has nothing to do with the question at hand, and you're wrong about their tool development and how they went extinct anyway. Good to know you love advertising so much you'll throw a bitch fit at anyone who says mean things about it though.
Archie Darringfoot - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:17:40 EST ID:mix/hX5e No.156704 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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only contrarian neo-luddites would be bothered by this. it's not like you have anything to be worried about. if the big scary advertising companies and the government are reading your mind in the future, it doesn't even matter unless you think wrong thoughts. as long as you don't have anything to hide there's nothing to worry about. in due time the implants will be necessary to take part in society anyways, like smartphones and social media. Why fight it?
Jack Worthingbanks - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 08:41:00 EST ID:cbhMfSls No.156705 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>reading your mind in the future

As if that's even possible as soon as quantum-encryption becomes commonplace. They can't read what is dictated by the laws of physics to be uncrackable.
Thomas Masslewere - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:33:17 EST ID:kOO0oq2A No.156706 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Pretty decent troll post but the outright support of thought-crime is pushing it
Henry Nugglebodge - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 16:48:10 EST ID:O7R8jdys No.156707 Ignore Report Quick Reply

It's already habbening.
James Blytheridge - Wed, 15 Mar 2017 19:46:32 EST ID:6EwAlMvP No.156708 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>implying zero-day exploits are not still a thing
Charlotte Turveyforth - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 12:40:48 EST ID:okcxXpDl No.156721 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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quantum computing should be able to brute-force all existing encryption though so it should make for an interesting arms race.
Shitting Trotway - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 16:16:49 EST ID:cbhMfSls No.156724 Ignore Report Quick Reply
No, no no. You cannot crack quantum encryption, or to be more exact - quantum key distribution.

As soon as an unauthorized entity tries to gain access to the encrypted information, quantum mechanics kicks in and the the system knows someone tries to get into it. Depending on what system you build around the key distribution, this now means that the message is destroyed and the sender and receiver are notified of the attempt to crack the message.
Charles Clayford - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 17:00:52 EST ID:lYEV514W No.156728 Ignore Report Quick Reply
So...magic happens?
Jarvis Bundale - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:15:51 EST ID:1fIHantD No.156730 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yes, Charles. The magic of science.
Charlotte Turveyforth - Thu, 16 Mar 2017 19:36:17 EST ID:okcxXpDl No.156731 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>You cannot crack quantum encryption
I meant all current encryption we have. It's not like everyone is going to immediately going to click over everything at the same time. One would be able to crack anything gathered prior to the switch to quantum encryption. E.g. don't you think that the CIA's emails from the day before are just as secret?
Jack Pickson - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 12:11:31 EST ID:z2VH2Cpo No.156780 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Alice Bliblingridge - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 15:30:46 EST ID:cbhMfSls No.156783 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Damn right. Mankind cannot play god.
Nicholas Chuffingdock - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:58:20 EST ID:8Uv0PCgq No.156787 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Pittsburgh, PA. Changing the world yet again

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