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spartans2015

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Your opinions on the future of pain.

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It will always exist. Not everyone can be so monumentally stupid as to want to eradicate it.


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I can see people reprogramming it so that they experience pain in a way that's not uncomfortable but still alerts them (and it busts my brain trying to even comprehend what a sensation would be like; it's like trying to imagine a new emotion or color). But as for pain or some evolved form of it not existing in the future? Pfft. That's Eloi territory.

 

Edit: Oh, and how did I miss this opportunity?


Edited by Yuli Ban, 27 February 2018 - 02:47 PM.

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And remember my friend, future events such as these will affect you in the future.


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I think there will be new treatments to deal with cronic pain.  Yeah, generally the pain keep you away from things that could cause damage to your body , but some cronic pains are actually caused because your nervous sistem is not working properly. So, we should and could have better treatments to that kinds of pains, with one neuromodulation in the doctor office your cronic back pain or your cronic headache could be gone for many years, or even forever.



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I'd imagine someone will come up with a painkiller implant, which will kick in any time you are hurt beyond a certain threshold or maybe duration. Which allows you to experience pain for the informational content, and also in case there are an deep seated psychological issues which will occur in humans who don't feel pain. but prevents any serious suffering or long term unpleasantness. 



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I could see uses for hospice care. If a person is going to die anyways, and there is no way to prevent it, some kind of brain computer interface, or perhaps a very site specific drug, which could block the pain receptors from firing, might prove useful in eliminating unnecessary suffering. 



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Speaking as someone who suffers with chronic pain and a subsequent disability, I would love for them to be able to create something to target and deal with pain direct at its source.
I have suffered for over 10 years with my disability and the pain that comes with it. It controls my life and after 8 different specialists scratching their heads and unable to help, I would welcome such a breakthrough. Not for every-day pain like sensory pain which you need for your own protection.
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Speaking as someone who suffers with chronic pain and a subsequent disability, I would love for them to be able to create something to target and deal with pain direct at its source.
I have suffered for over 10 years with my disability and the pain that comes with it. It controls my life and after 8 different specialists scratching their heads and unable to help, I would welcome such a breakthrough. Not for every-day pain like sensory pain which you need for your own protection.

hang in there. For someone speaking with terrible toothaches just i cant even imagine. I already know the answer but was looking for comfort in other peoples opinion. In the future pain will be gone altogether. I mean come on whats worse than pain both physical and mental. Its only a matter of time. Im predicting slow advancements with it being eradicated all together near 2045

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Speaking as someone who suffers with chronic pain and a subsequent disability, I would love for them to be able to create something to target and deal with pain direct at its source.
I have suffered for over 10 years with my disability and the pain that comes with it. It controls my life and after 8 different specialists scratching their heads and unable to help, I would welcome such a breakthrough. Not for every-day pain like sensory pain which you need for your own protection.

hang in there. For someone speaking with terrible toothaches just i cant even imagine. I already know the answer but was looking for comfort in other peoples opinion. In the future pain will be gone altogether. I mean come on whats worse than pain both physical and mental. Its only a matter of time. Im predicting slow advancements with it being eradicated all together near 2045

I have pain in my chest. The nerve receptors are damaged. I suffer with heart attack like pain. I'm Just thankful for every day and I get by best as I can. :)
We create our own future's and therefore our own destinies.

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Speaking as someone who suffers with chronic pain and a subsequent disability, I would love for them to be able to create something to target and deal with pain direct at its source.
I have suffered for over 10 years with my disability and the pain that comes with it. It controls my life and after 8 different specialists scratching their heads and unable to help, I would welcome such a breakthrough. Not for every-day pain like sensory pain which you need for your own protection.

hang in there. For someone speaking with terrible toothaches just i cant even imagine. I already know the answer but was looking for comfort in other peoples opinion. In the future pain will be gone altogether. I mean come on whats worse than pain both physical and mental. Its only a matter of time. Im predicting slow advancements with it being eradicated all together near 2045

 

What's with 2045 as some kind of magical panacea? Is my 46th birthday really that important to everyone?



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It's an estimate, somewhat arbitrary, by Ray Kurzweil as to the date of the Singularity and now often times used for many purposes purely due to convenience and ubiquity I would imagine.

The growth of computation is doubly exponential growth. 


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We need pain to know when our bodies are getting damaged. No pain means you will do something stupid not feel it and die.



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Well we don't need pain rather than an alert mechanism. As humans you could make the argument that pain is the best alert mechanism but as we change so will that mechanism.

The growth of computation is doubly exponential growth. 


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  I dont think we should substitute pain for another alert mechanism.  While pain from damaged nerves and chronic pain of untreatable diseases should be treated, acute pain from burning your  arm in the oven is usefull.  If the alert mechanism is too easy tolerated , stupid people will cause serious damage to their bodies.  Just think about children. Many people who are born without the ability to feel pain often  die as children .  I know a couple that had a daughter that ate her own fingers. 


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  I dont think we should substitute pain for another alert mechanism.  While pain from damaged nerves and chronic pain of untreatable diseases should be treated, acute pain from burning your  arm in the oven is usefull.  If the alert mechanism is too easy tolerated , stupid people will cause serious damage to their bodies.  Just think about children. Many people who are born without the ability to feel pain often  die as children .  I know a couple that had a daughter that ate her own fingers. 

It's because we're used to pain as the advising mechanism but i'm sure there is something that could be as useful as pain without the huge inconvenience. 


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  I see pain as having worked counter-intuitively to its desired purpose. Pain is meant to aid survival, and in some cases this works but in a wild world of animals, the severe pain coming from, saying breaking one of your bones, debilitates you to the degree if not being able to do anything; quite frankly you become animal fodder or you die a miserable shitty death. The pain alone is what causes this. It boggles my mind that the brain doesn't set a cap on how much pain it receives, for example, maybe it is important to feel extreme pain, but eternally for months until the ailment fixes? not necessary. Humans aren't stupid and don't need such extreme sensations to keep us careful in dealing with the wound. Therefore, the more sensible option, and one I see perhaps being adopted by nanotechnology or gene therapy in the future, is to make it a simple, discomfort sensation. One that is not easily ignored but doesn't cripple you with every minute movement you make. It could be a feeling of density, or 'swelling', or a pressure that spins or maybe you do feel slight pain to know something is wrong but the pressure or discomforting sensation you feel is what indicates the severity. 

  Mother nature really screwed up in the pain department if it was really meant for our survival. 

  I have a theory about the evolution of pain, especially in humans, but let me know if you are interested in that.



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There are already genetic mutation that cause absense of pain, so I think we will be able to get gene therapy to get rid of feeling pain as well.And get regenerative capabilities as well like those seen on Resident Evil 7.



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The Genetic mutation that makes people not feel pain is a disease , and people that have it often die young.


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