[ExI] hard science

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Mar 7 22:08:18 UTC 2014

I have to ask this question:  what do you expect a neural interface to do?
Since AI isn't really here yet (?) all you could expect of the computer
would be to act as a reservoir of facts the user has not put into memory.
Since the brain can only handle a few facts at a time, and neurons can only
fire so fast, I fail to see the advantage.  And since we don't have AI this
is not going to aid creativity.

On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 2:11 PM, Ben <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Adrian Tymes wrote:
> "If you want to move past keyboards, find another channel not already being
> used.  Direct neural input is one possibility, but that is waiting on it
> getting cheaper, more sensitive, more accurate, and easier to (learn how to
> competently) control."
> I think you mean "waiting for it to exist"!
> I know there are lab experiments, and some people have electrodes that
> intermittently fry parts of their brain because that's better than
> suffering from whatever disease they have, but I wouldn't say that we
> actually have neural interfaces yet.  We're getting closer all the time,
> though <rubs hands together in anticipation>.
> Ben Zaiboc
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