[ExI] Fwd: [Body Hacking] Reverse-Engineering of Human Brain Likely by 2030, Expert Predicts

Tomasz Rola rtomek at ceti.pl
Sun Aug 22 17:24:42 UTC 2010

On Sat, 21 Aug 2010, BillK wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 20, 2010 at 4:11 AM, Tomasz Rola  wrote:
> > Truly interesting read, as it gives some insights (at least to me).
> >
> Read???    How quaint.   ;)

Huh :-) ? Whatever quaint I did, while I would be delighted to take 
credits for it, but the true origin is, more likely, my so-so command of 
English ;).

> <http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pCDyiFUv9XU/TG_sYjUG-EI/AAAAAAAALes/ild3L_aBSW4/s1600/6.jpg>

Ah, I wanted to tell it in public that I really _know_ how to flip pages 
in paper books. But I was afraid all this boasting of my person would end 
with me being less popular (I care a lot about it), so I hesitated. But I 
think we will live long enough to hear about people who think paper books 
are broken ("I press here and there and everywhere and this friggin book 
doesn't flip a single page"), especially that they can't deliver neither 
animations, nor music. When they learn how to flip pages, they will find 
it too distracting to concentrate on reading.

At first, they will be politely ridiculed in the news, until they become 
majority at which point jokes will stop. We don't offend majority of 
"normals", do we?.

And, everybody should know this by now, the books are for watching films 
on youtube and buying 'zic from some-shop-I-forgot-the-name. Especially 
that on future y-tube, there will be tons of 5-minutes long animated 
abstracts for every book worth reading (abstracts for unworthy books are 
ok). And some of the abstracts will include strippers! Yep! Imagine 
Feynman autobiography (or some popular book on quantum gravitation) 
spelled in 4:43 by a stripper. Pole dancing stripper, maybe - am I too 
demanding? Is it doable to declaime some nice poetry at the same time?. 
Would the future teenagers enthusiastically engage in tutoring-n-beer 
parties? Now I can see some sense in this whole rejuvenating business.

Yes, I know. Problem is, I am optimist by nature. Strippers declaiming 
William Butler Yeats, Thomas Stearns Eliot, Robert Frost? Who would pay 
for this. Chances are, in the future they will think "Poetry" is a new 
office suite by MS.

Tomasz Rola

** A C programmer asked whether computer had Buddha's nature.      **
** As the answer, master did "rm -rif" on the programmer's home    **
** directory. And then the C programmer became enlightened...      **
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** Tomasz Rola          mailto:tomasz_rola at bigfoot.com             **

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