Linked by weildish on Fri 12th Dec 2008 00:46 UTC
In the News In Japan at ATR Computational Science Laboratories, the first thoughts in history were successfully read via a computer -- and not just by guessing or even educationally guessing. Scientists began by showing test subjects the six letters that spell "neuron." Afterwards, by measuring the subjects' brain activity, they were able to reconstruct the six images and display them on a monitor. The images were fuzzy, of course, but obviously spelled neuron. ATR said that it's very possible that one day this technology will be able to read our dreams.
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RE[4]: Freaky and Pointless
by Almindor on Sat 13th Dec 2008 08:26 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Freaky and Pointless"
Almindor
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2006-01-16

First I need to state that I wouldn't live without being saved by technology (and no, I don't thank the doctors, the first one almost got me killed).

However,you missed his point. Sure there's exceptions like Hawking, but the point is on a global evolutionary scale. One can't ignore the fact that the human race is degenerating.

At first it seemed like our bodies will go only, that the brain will get better, but I think it's clear now that at least in a capitalist consumer society the general populace IQ will drop over time too. The "we're all equal" BS is turning us into a cesspool of cr*p. (yes, we're all equal on one level as human beings, but we're not all equal e.g: on talent level).

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RE[5]: Freaky and Pointless
by -oblio- on Sat 13th Dec 2008 11:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Freaky and Pointless"
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2008-05-27

http://www.indiana.edu/~intell/flynneffect.shtml

We're getting more intelligent per generation. Not smarter, but we probably have more information available than our parents, and
Intelligence = Information x Ability to processs it.

BTW, this is just a theory, like yours. I don't think it's totally true, but at least it has some facts behind it, not like your little rant.

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