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10 Technologies That Make Us Super-Human

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Elizabeth M   5/13/2014 4:04:01 AM
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Yes, Mydesign, and this is pretty much true in all of life, isn't it? It's all about perspective. If you want to look at things positively, great, but there are those that choose the negative way in many aspects of life, and this is what leads to problems. Since technology was created by humans, human nature like this comes into play in a big way.

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Mydesign   5/12/2014 5:54:39 AM
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"Yes, in a way it kind of reminds me of the Internet, Mydesign. It has been a really amazing idea that's changed our lives in so many ways, but people like hackers take advantage of it and use it for ill purposes"

Elizabeth, exactly. Certain peoples are approaching technology with negative mind and continue with similar experiments.

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Elizabeth M   5/8/2014 5:13:22 AM
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Yes, in a way it kind of reminds me of the Internet, Mydesign. It has been a really amazing idea that's changed our lives in so many ways, but people like hackers take advantage of it and use it for ill purposes.

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Mydesign   5/8/2014 2:56:36 AM
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"That's exactly the conundrum with some of this enhancement medical technology. Where do you draw the line between improving people's lives when something has been taken away from them physically, and just improving a human's physicality just for the sake of doing it?"

Elizabeth, that line has to be drawn by the policy makers.

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Mydesign   5/8/2014 2:55:13 AM
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"The more I write about some of the new medical breakthroughs, the more I become both impressed and even a little frightened at what is becoming possible. In some ways it's really incredible and these breakthroughs will really benefit humankind. In others, I worry about some kind of Frankenstein scenario! But progress marches on, regardless."

Elizabeth, when we look from certain angle it reflects more for human advancement. But through other angle can lead to disaster too. I mean the consequence when technology falls into wrong hands.

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Elizabeth M   5/6/2014 4:15:29 AM
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Indeed, Mydesign, you as always make a very good point. That's exactly the conundrum with some of this enhancement medical technology. Where do you draw the line between improving people's lives when something has been taken away from them physically, and just improving a human's physicality just for the sake of doing it?

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Elizabeth M   5/6/2014 3:34:26 AM
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Wow, that sounds incredible, NadineJ. Thanks for the link. I will definitely check it out.

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Elizabeth M   5/6/2014 3:32:20 AM
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You're welcome, MyDesign. The more I write about some of the new medical breakthroughs, the more I become both impressed and even a little frightened at what is becoming possible. In some ways it's really incredible and these breakthroughs will really benefit humankind. In others, I worry about some kind of Frankenstein scenario! But progress marches on, regardless.

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NadineJ   5/5/2014 2:10:52 PM
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Last night, someone mentioned to  me that three paraplegic performers will wear exoskeletons in the opening ceremony at the World Cup in Brasil this year.

The article in the Guardian explains how it works fairly well for those outside of the industry.  Can't wait to see video of the performance.

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Mydesign   5/5/2014 5:06:35 AM
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"I'm on the side of technology myself, and think these things will only help the human race, but of course should be used with care. But I am sure that a moral argument could be made, especially according to the point you make, that these technologies could definitely be exploited, and not for positive gain."

You are right Elizabeth. But again if the person is a mentally or physically handicapped, using technology to improve its capability is fine, but other side of making use of technology for competing each other would lead to only miserable life.

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