Is it possible to have access to information at all times? Is it possible to be hooked into technology like a robot?
Could a Human Brain be Connected to a Computer?
The past was filled with searching for information via encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference materials. Now, information is at our fingertips. It can be accessed more quickly. Is computer access efficient? Is there some way we could experience a more efficient way for access.
Elon Musk has a product that will turn the human brain into a machine: superhuman. The human brain can process many varied and intricate pieces of information on its own. But, with a computer attachment, accessibility to information will become faster. Computers are fast devices that assist in our search for information. However, is faster better?
Do Humans Have Relationships with Computer Devices?
Humans have a relationship with their phones, computers, and any other electronic device. An electronic device holds billions of pieces of information that is at the fingertips of its owner. The connection between our devices and our brain has become something we depend on for gathering information; without them, we are disconnected from the world. Our disconnection from the world has already taken another form. We are connected to the world with computer devices. But without them, we do not communicate as easily with each other. Are we imprisoned by our devices? Or, are we dependent on them for communication?
Connected or Disconnected?
The word “connected” has taken on a whole new meaning. Musk argues, because we cannot live without our technology, we are cyborgs. We are instantly smarter with being connected at all times because we can hook into information consistently. Musk describes it as a “symbiotic” relationship where we are intertwined with the virtual world of computers. The idea of a symbiotic relationship means we can almost access anything. Would this make humans super powerful beings in there efficiency? Who wants to be a robot? Are there any volunteers?
Alexa (Amazon Echo) finds the information very quickly for any purpose. We would become our own Alexa being linked and wired online.
We are Defined by Our Computers
Are we superhuman? Can we become superhuman if the connection is quickly transferring to our brain? Merging our brains and computers could be a profound advancement because our personal information would live forever: uploaded into a system. Our bodies will die, but our cyberselves never die- superhuman cyberborg. Are you ready to join the brain of cyberville or resort to only being human? Will joining the brain of a computer alter the human brain?
The human is able to build new synapses and memories. Will it, in turn, be changed in some way from a computer program? “We have changed how we interact. Are we also changing what we are?”https://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/opinion/global/maria-popova-evgeny-morozov-susan-greenfield-are-we-becoming-cyborgs.html
Human Intelligence or Comptuer Intelligence
Humans will engage in every piece of information becoming artificial intelligence versus human intelligence. Artificial intelligence means being like a robot. Is there room for error if we are attached to a computer? Will there be a need for experiences or will our cyborg reality become the experience of reality. Reality has changed: Computerized brains will be the new invention of today.
We are consumers. We consume information and use it to become more knowledgeable. But, what is the price of consuming so much information, like a cyborg?