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Oct 5, 2010

The Brain Phone Is Ringing

Who could not want this?

Via Futurepundit: "In an interview with The Atlantic the CEO of Google reveals he does not want to implant a Google interface into people's brains. Luddite."

Two of the short stories in Conmergence feature a similar technology, a cybernetic "eye" immplanted in place of one biological eye. It's not meant to be a prediction -- although I think if some sort of internet lens could be designed, that would be big. C'mon, you know you'd want some.

6 comments:

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

I've thought about whether my SF characters would get some cybernetic implants, but I've decided most of them wouldn't. It would be harder to upgrade, and I'm not sure yet how future health care would deal with the surgeries and upkeep. Some of my characters have personal reasons for not wanting implants, but maybe my MC's best friend would want some.

Tara Maya said...

@ Sandra. Is this true of the tech in general (not implant oriented) or the characters in particular? Do they live in a society where many people *do* get implants but opt out, or where only a few fringe individuals get that kind of thing?

Jai Joshi said...

'The Google' is lying. Of course they want to implant their interface on our brains.

Jai

Tara Maya said...

Well, of course, Jai. I mean really -- go right up to the creepy line but not cross it? It's a moving line. They want to step in as soon as it's pushed forward a bit.

C. N. Nevets said...

@Jai - No, no, you misunderstand. He doesn't want to put it there, because it's already there.

All that's left is to release the activation key.

I believe that's marked on the Mayan calendar.

Dominique said...

Makes me think of the eyescreens in the Uglies trilogy. Creepy...