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When will humans become Cyborgs?


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In your mind when do you think humans would become cyborgs?

 

 

By cyborgs I mean human minds being uploaded to machines.

 

Thanks for your input.



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Well, the first pacemakers emerged in the 1950s. Cochlear implants were also invented in that decade. Since then, we've had other technology including deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's patients.

 

Arguably the first true "cyborg" was probably Kevin Warwick in 2002, who underwent a non-medical procedure.

 

From what I hear, the current global population of cyborgs is now in the low hundreds.

 

BCI and prosthetics technology is already making great strides, and will see major developments in the 2020s, so I'd expect thousands or even millions of people to undergo such procedures over the next decade or two.

 

When we get to the 2040s, and certainly by 2050, technology will be sufficiently compact and miniaturised that a whole slew of hi-tech devices will be available for upgrading people beyond their natural state. See for example the projected trend for bionic eyes.

 

However, if your definition of "cyborg" is an entirely digital brain, and you're asking when mind uploading will be a thing, that's an extremely speculative and long-term technology. Perhaps within the next 100 years, but who knows? We don't even fully understand what consciousness is yet.



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Well, the first pacemakers emerged in the 1950s. Cochlear implants were also invented in that decade. Since then, we've had other technology including deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's patients.

 

Arguably the first true "cyborg" was probably Kevin Warwick in 2002, who underwent a non-medical procedure.

 

From what I hear, the current global population of cyborgs is now in the low hundreds.

 

BCI and prosthetics technology is already making great strides, and will see major developments in the 2020s, so I'd expect thousands or even millions of people to undergo such procedures over the next decade or two.

 

When we get to the 2040s, and certainly by 2050, technology will be sufficiently compact and miniaturised that a whole slew of hi-tech devices will be available for upgrading people beyond their natural state. See for example the projected trend for bionic eyes.

 

However, if your definition of "cyborg" is an entirely digital brain, and you're asking when mind uploading will be a thing, that's an extremely speculative and long-term technology. Perhaps within the next 100 years, but who knows? We don't even fully understand what consciousness is yet.

 

 

 

 

How are we going to upload our minds into cyborgs; if we can't even make self driving cars?



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The 2000s and the 2010s can be studied as the era of connecting computers around the world. The 2020s and the 2030s can be considered the era of augmenting devices around us with artificial intelligence. During the 2040s and later, a gradual cyborg fusion will be happening.

 

So to answer your question, I think that humans will become cyborgs by 2060.






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