Thursday, May 18, 2017

Are We Becoming Cyborgs? (part 4)

What does telepathic word-recognition mean for us in the future? If this technology works and catches on, it is no doubt that further development will augment the technology to the point that we'll be thinking our words faster than we can say them. When this happens, will we decide to dispense with speaking altogether? It will be slow and cumbersome by comparison—imagine carrying around a device that captures your intended words and transmits them to the person standing across from you. The next step might be a conversion system that allows for us to quickly read these fast “thought texts.” Maybe a device will be invented that beams those words into our own brain so that we can assess them more quickly, rather than having to visually read them? Talk about speed-reading!

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