Monday, November 15, 2004

Ghost in shell, becoming a reality?

This I found while puttering around... seems there has been significant progress toward humans being uploaded onto the internet... much like the reality of Ghost in the Shell... the professor however, reminds me of a comic book villain deranged by his drive for scientific advancement. Note his rebuttle to criticsm:
"For those of you that want to stay human...you'll be a subspecies " he said.
Warwick believes that eventually human beings will be networked to a computer, creating an almost "infinite knowledge base," he said, adding that it would be akin to upgrading humans... I wonder how much it will cost to upload a four year English Honours degree?

3 Comments:

Blogger bumblepanda said...

Sorry, this came from www.zdnet.com

2:38 PM  
Blogger Dustin said...

This reminds me of one idea I read in a book, where this guy wanted to create a supercomputer and feed into it all the knowledge of the philohosophers and historians of the ages so that it could come up with some "ultimate conclusions." Though that's obviously a bit less sinister since it's just a computer, and not PUTTING people into a computer.

2:34 PM  
Blogger Andrew said...

Can you slap the URL for the source of this into a comment?

Also, he doesn't sound that deranged, to me. He sounds like a pragmatist.

9:29 PM  

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