Daniel Halliday
Feb 29 ยท Last update 1 mo. ago.

Should humanity seek biological integration with machines?

While once a concept confined to realm of science fiction more and more scientists, futurists and thinkers are advocating for research into human-machine augmentation. Most notably, Elon Musk has founded the startup Neuralink, which intends to start testing biotechnology on humans in 2020. Neuralink have already carried out animal research and there seems to be no major opposition to this development yet human augmentation raises certain ethical issues. Is human augmentation dangerous? Should we really pursue human augmentation? Should the human race really seek to merge with machines? cnet.com/news/elon-musk-neuralink-works-monkeys-human-test-brain-computer-interface-in-2020
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Yes, the next step in the advance of technology

Human enhancement is nothing new, humans have used tools for thousands of years, and despite Elon Musks science fiction marketing, with technologies like Neuralink the main aim is an effort to improve medicine and enhance or preserve the human brain. Such research will lead to better understanding of how the brain functions, meaning greater understanding and treatment for brain disorders, and possibly the future eradication of disease and disability. Long term, other issues may arise that Musk is right to mention, in an age of AI humans will advance only when embracing the advance of technology, otherwise they run the risk of being left behind an inevitably higher capacity intelligence. The advance of human enhancement technologies hold amazing possibilities for a future healthier, happier and a much smarter human race.

cnbc.com/2017/02/13/elon-musk-humans-merge-machines-cyborg-artificial-intelligence-robots.html

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