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Celerity

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Besides the obvious - suicide booth, cure for depression, etc?

I wish there were a way to genetically modify humans and animals to survive more easily off of different food sources.

I think many people would find it easier to stick to a vegan or vegetarian diet if our digestive systems were built differently. You could also potentially suppress appetite/overeating and prevent malnutrition. Not to mention make it easier off of livestock to live off of cheap foodstuffs. I know they have to give cattle antibiotics (contributing to the creation of superbugs) because they feed them corn, and their guts, adapted to grass, can’t handle it.
 
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I'd like a way for artificial intelligence to be truly conscious, and for us to be able to upload ourselves to a virtual reality simulation. Once in, we could avail ourselves of illness and disabilities, erase certain memories or enhance ones we liked. Loved ones human and animal, would be waiting for us, themselves conscious and eternally healthy, and we'd be unconstrained by physics - personally, I'd make myself a wizard. The entire experience would be much like a vivid lucid dream, except our voluntary volition would be much higher.

Maybe I'm just describing a romanticised version of the matrix... :shy:
 
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Broken Buzz said:
I'd like a way for artificial intelligence to be truly conscious, and for us to be able to upload ourselves to a virtual reality simulation. Once in, we could avail ourselves of illness and disabilities, erase certain memories or enhance ones we liked. Loved ones human and animal, would be waiting for us, themselves conscious and eternally healthy, and we'd be unconstrained by physics - personally, I'd make myself a wizard. The entire experience would be much like a vivid lucid dream, except our voluntary volition would be much higher.

Maybe I'm just describing a romanticised version of the matrix... :shy:
Yes, and I was also going to say this sounds like sci-fi heaven. The Matrix had plenty of suffering, so I think sci-fi heaven is closer.
 
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I like your idea, but I'd move it one step further: photosynthesis. It'd be nice to only eat eventually, purely for pleasure.

Also, time machine is an obvious one. But I wouldn't use to save myself. I'd like to see what the great names of science would think of current technology and what bigger things they would come up when faced with our knowledge.
 
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MYStERY_Man said:
I like your idea, but I'd move it one step further: photosynthesis. It'd be nice to only eat eventually, purely for pleasure.

Also, time machine is an obvious one. But I wouldn't use to save myself. I'd like to see what the great names of science would think of current technology and what bigger things they would come up when faced with our knowledge.
Right. Like would the industrial revolution even happen? What about nuclear bombs? So many things could change.
 
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Celerity said:
Right. Like would the industrial revolution even happen? What about nuclear bombs? So many things could change.
Hopefully we'd get the all the bonus, but not as dependant on fossil fuels. Nuclear bombs... hm, I think humans like big booms way too much to avoid them.

And I know I said scientists, but I just thought "Beethoven, meet Metallica". Oh, the possibilities!

Okay, I need to sleep. Goodnight.
 
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HelloHell said:
I probably won't do that because I don't have any interest in my life anymore. I'm just gonna use the time machine to jump from time to time and enjoy the different eras especially the ones before or after humans existed

What happens if you travel far enough forward in your time machine that the entire universe collapses, and with it, the whole of reality including time... How can a time machine exist in the absence of reality, and how can it continue to function in the absence of time? Could this potentially be a futuristic suicide method?
 
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Broken Buzz said:
What happens if you travel far enough forward in your time machine that the entire universe collapses, and with it, the whole of reality including time... How can a time machine exist in the absence of reality, and how can it continue to function in the absence of time? Could this potentially be a futuristic suicide method?
Ya know, maybe the science nerds can chime in here, but I’ve always felt the entire concept of time travel to be bullshit. I’m not even sure time exists outside the brain. Just because we can measure it doesn’t mean it exists outside our minds.
 
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Celerity said:
Ya know, maybe the science nerds can chime in here, but I’ve always felt the entire concept of time travel to be bullshit. I’m not even sure time exists outside the brain. Just because we can measure it doesn’t mean it exists outside our minds.
I'm a science nerd myself, but a very different area of science - I've always been shit at physics and anything math-related. But from my limited understanding, time travel is possible in a limited sense under general relativity, astronauts who travel into orbit age 0.0005 something or other seconds slower than those of us on earth. But if they were to travel fast enough (close to the speed of light), then that number would be much higher and therefore the earth would age many hundreds of years for what would be just a couple of seconds to the astronaut. Apologies to any physics geeks out there for butchering the explanation!

Having said that, our perception of time is far more amenable. Could it not be said that a dementia patient has subjectively time travelled when their conscious 'now' is actually thirty-odd years ago and their perception of reality sufficiently limited such, that notion remains unchallenged? It certainly questions what we really mean by "time travel", I mean, how would we even know? We could be like the dementia patients, simply believing that we'd travelled in time, perhaps that would be enough.

Blimey, now I'm really rambling!
 
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I would love to have a Holodeck, just like they had in Star Trek!
I was thinking similarly, but with the medical technology from Star Trek. Just think how much more lives you can improve with that stuff?
 
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Celerity said:
Besides the obvious - suicide booth, cure for depression, etc?
Bernard's Watch - that kid didn't know how good he had it.... he could've done so much instead of saving the cat crossing the road or the baby who dropped their ice-cream :pfff:
 
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I think that a much more interesting question would be this: "What technology should never have been invented/developed?"
 
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Bernard's Watch - that kid didn't know how good he had it.... he could've done so much instead of saving the cat crossing the road or the baby who dropped their ice-cream :pfff:
I was thankful they never showed what he did with that watch as he went through puberty; kid had a dark look in his eye :mmm:
 
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Broken Buzz said:
I was thankful they never showed what he did with that watch as he went through puberty; kid had a dark look in his eye :mmm:
Yeah, exactly! He'd be hiding in the local park with his watch like....

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Physically there is so much surgical damage to my body, peripheral nerve damage, spinal-cord damage. I dont see any technology which can reverse the damages. But I will keep my eye on Neuralink.
 
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Schöngeist said:
I think that a much more interesting question would be this: "What technology should never have been invented/developed?"
Good idea. Create a thread then! :-)
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Why would you do this to yourself?
Who wouldn’t want a happier life?
 
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I mean obviously a way to erase my existence and completely disappear.
Apart from that I would love to see the future so you have the ability to stop things from happening and change things. Also a way to experience life from an animals point of view, just for a little bit. I would love to see the world the way my cat does and experience being a cat.
 
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Celerity said:
Who wouldn’t want a happier life?
I might be misunderstanding this, but if it's only a simulator, it merely shows him how normal, happy people live, but doesn't turn him into one.
It is as if a man in a wheelchair experiences what it's like to walk in some simulator, only to step out to find himself in his wheelchair again.
Even if he could spend the rest of his life in the simulator, he will always be aware of the illusion.