To live for 1000's of years?
Posted 10 January 2005 - 07:11 AM
Now if you replace parts of you'e brain with silicon and at any time you didnt feel any different and were still ' you ' Then what would it matter if you were part/all silicon?
I agree that the human mind is the greatest challenge. But its a muscle. If we can some how repair other muscles in the body, Im sure one day we will be able to repair brain functions and you will be quite mentally stable lol.
You're looking at how life is now, But you gotta think of our mental capabilities now. The internet for example is as Extention of the human mind. You get on google and you search, Something like this could possibly be intergrated into the human mind by implant. Mabey it could even stay external, in form of a contact lense that can put you in full immersion reality and other forms of virtual reality where the information hovers infront of you etc...
Mentally we will just be as healthy as our bodies. I believe... This is all speculation but you need to look at the wider picture, its not just 1 technology that might and probably will help us, but its many. So each help each other and give rise to better things when applied together / Nanotech is good for computing nanotech and biology is a god like ability.
Posted 10 January 2005 - 10:26 AM
Posted 10 January 2005 - 02:56 PM
Also nanotech has very promising concepts of Cleaning the air and envionment.
Water Filters Rely on Nanotech
AMSTERDAM -- A slow, methodical transformation of the $400-billion-a-year water-management industry is currently in progress, and nanotechnology appears to be leading the way.
Water covers more than 70 percent of the Earth, but only 1 percent can be consumed without processing, filtering or melting polar ice caps. That supply appears to be dwindling as the global population grows and industry and agriculture require more and more water.
secret to the nano-enhanced water-management devices, as with all nanotechnology, lies at the atomic level. The chemical properties of basic elements tend to be different and easier to manipulate at the molecular level. This gives companies working at this scale -- one billionth of a meter -- greater control over the material, making it stronger, lighter, more conductive, hydrophilic or hydrophobic (water-loving and water-hating, respectively).
Resources wont be as big of a problem as some make out, not if the technologies are researching and advancing in today are develoed enough, the estimate for mature nanotech is around 2020+
Posted 10 January 2005 - 05:36 PM
Besides, you are your embodied memories. I can't even recall what I was up to ten years ago although the end result is part of my overall learning experience. I foresee a serious brain strain to hold enough information after a while. And a revised method of data storage and retrieval.
Posted 10 January 2005 - 09:57 PM
Posted 11 January 2005 - 02:26 AM
Posted 11 January 2005 - 08:51 AM
Modern nano-tech has very little to do with arranging atoms individually, in fact the idea has been discarded by most as technically infeaseable. Modern Nano tech is closely centered around materials that self assemble at an atomic or molecular level, in predictable ways. it also centers maily around (as previously indicated by whoa182 in his most recent post) the properties of mater. I'd wager the water filtration system mentioned above uses shaped 'nano' meshing material that uses brownian motion(see Einstein's paper by that name for specifics) to direct any particles suspended in the water , such direction would eventually create 'clean water' by depositing impurities elsewhere.
Posted 11 January 2005 - 09:37 AM
If the ultimate question on a potential extreme increase in usefull life span is not IF, but WHEN, the question then also must be, why not yet? If we agree that the increase of a productive life span for humans is highly desirable, there should be outrage at efforts to stop this progression. And this should be very strong outrage over the intentional efforts of specific groups in the past (and currently) to stop such positive advancement for the human race.
Religion, especially the revelation based mono-theistic Christian and Islamic superstitions have been the biggest stumbling blocks to the very advancement we are anxious to witness. In fact the question has to be specifically asked, how much further along in this advancement might we be right now if not for the intentional efforts of Christian authority to stop such advancements. The Dark Ages were an intentional effort on the part of Christianity to stop intellectual and scientific advancement with the promotiion of fear and ignorace in it's place.
The biggest question then might be, rather than WHEN will we be able to take advantage of these advances, but how long ago could we have been receiving these benefits if it were not for the intentional promotion of ignorance the Christian superstition has foisted on us?
Posted 11 January 2005 - 10:45 AM