“Uggh, it’s a fucking french keyboard!” i love that moment. Stelarc has the quintessential mad-scientist laugh, i love it. I cannot think of any questions that the documentary did not cover. I say we follow his progress.
One thing I do have to say, after watching the youtube video, was that most of this has to do with the bodily ramifications of transhumanism, and although that is of serious interest to me, as I want to extend my life dramatically, I am most interested in the effects and possible applications for consciousness.
for instance, instead of infrared eyes, I am more interested in having a mind that can easily learn at multiple levels at once, has 3 or 4 separate fields of attention, and more immersive forms of experience. for instance, as the ability to record sense data becomes more exact, a person might travel to the moon, jump around on it, feel the dirt, look at the earth, and we could tap into that data, load the experience into our brain and have the physical experience. these are the things I look forward to.
That’s a wonderful way to approach it, as if it’s inevitable and to begin making one’s wish list. I’d like a body that can heal itself of disease. That definitely would be number one on my list for now.
I would like to think on the rest of my wish list for a bit but have been thinking of my past few art projects and how they seem to have posthuman elements if only unconsciously. For instance trophysoldiers and polar brokers. I never imagined them to be real species but now that I watched the documentary above I can see how close we are to integrating DNA of all animal species maybe in the near future. Maybe if I make it to the singularity I can work with the combination of those specific animal DNA via the hive mind.
I’d like to ponder on the perfect human cyborg transformation for me, but from the looks of it the evolution is happening so quickly it would seem we would achieve the singularity before we become cyborgs.
Amazing they are actually using brain dishes of human brain cells that are programmed to do specific actions. A brain dish that can fly a plane for example. Human brain cells grown in a petri dish programmed to fly a plane. And only two years old. It takes a human how long to achieve that skill-set? A lot longer than two years. And the smart cameras running brain programs to sense the sounds of gunshots over other noises. Outstanding.
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