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    How to connect Internet directly to brain so that people no need to waste time (1 - 19 years) in uploading info to their brain ( which gets lost as time passes by ,wasting more time in re uploading it), ? By this way people can directly get data from net. Brain should act as a processor, not as a storage + processor. Instead net should act as brain's storage system , the brain's own memory should only be used as a cache memory + ram + secret memories.


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    How to connect Internet directly to brain so that people no need to waste time (1 - 19 years) in uploading info to their brain
    I call this the "backpack theory" of education. The notion that all we do in education is find, sort and store information.

    That is not at all how the brain works. When we "upload" information, we don't just store it. We incorporate it into our understanding of the world. I might add, this process actually increases our IQ as we go. IQ is not an innate quality like eye colour. It's an emergent quality like musical or sporting (or mathematical) skill. We never know how far we will go until we get our education fully integrated into our intellectual functioning.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceWiz View Post
    How to connect Internet directly to brain so that people no need to waste time (1 - 19 years) in uploading info to their brain ( which gets lost as time passes by ,wasting more time in re uploading it), ? By this way people can directly get data from net. Brain should act as a processor, not as a storage + processor. Instead net should act as brain's storage system , the brain's own memory should only be used as a cache memory + ram + secret memories.
    Well all you need to do is turn on your computer and just watch the monitor which will display everything that you want to know that the computer has available within it.
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    Well, I'd hate to break it up to you but it sounds quite hard based on many conditions such as the internet wouldn't be able to do so or at least humans; the cost of this process is by far $10,000 at least considering the complexity of such act; the problems that might occur and would probably damage the brain.. We really don't want that; such act is (as far as I know) wouldn't be available until 2017 or even more.. Probably 2030 until it reaches the global market. (Mere assumptions)

    One more important thing that would be hard to deal with when connecting the brain with the internet is that the Brain's holding capacity.. the brain can process sound, images, feelings, calculations (though limited), language, information, processes or logic, muscle memory, reaction to stimuli, significant events, feelings and opinions to external happenings.. This takes a huge load of information to process done by our amazing brain, I wouldn't think the internet would even be able to hold it.

    On an article by Scientific American; Link, scientists estimate the brain's storing power to be up to 2 petabytes (1015 or 1000000000000000), speaking in which petabyte is the largest digital storage units known.. if your brain worked like a digital video recorder in a television, 2.5 petabytes would be enough to hold three million hours of TV shows. You would have to leave the TV running continuously for more than 300 years to use up all that storage. Uploading would take years as I assume.. Although it would be an amazing step in knowing our human brain it's too hard to be true for the moment.
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    Alligator clamps and a smidge of ductape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScienceWiz View Post
    How to connect Internet directly to brain so that people no need to waste time (1 - 19 years) in uploading info to their brain ( which gets lost as time passes by ,wasting more time in re uploading it), ? By this way people can directly get data from net. Brain should act as a processor, not as a storage + processor. Instead net should act as brain's storage system , the brain's own memory should only be used as a cache memory + ram + secret memories.
    I do this all the time1

    How to connect Internet directly to brain
    It's connected by light waves that enter my brain directly through my eyes, and if I'm lazy I can get connected directly by sound waves that enter my brain directly through my ears.

    Brain should act as a processor, not as a storage + processor
    My brain immediately processes the information, but I've found that many things are not remembered. Although my brain processes the information it doesn't easily store or remember it. For storage I still need to keep my computer and dip into my internet memory whenever I forget anything.

    the brain's own memory should only be used as a cache
    My 'Cache' seems to be refreshed extremely quickly, often before I've completed a backup, so I've no idea what I was processing yesterday (only joking, I remember yesterday, its the day before I have problems with.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Alligator clamps and a smidge of ductape.
    That will work but you are going to get a lot of static. I prefer to attach the wires to nails and drive the nails directly into the brain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HallsofIvy View Post
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    Alligator clamps and a smidge of ductape.
    That will work but you are going to get a lot of static. I prefer to attach the wires to nails and drive the nails directly into the brain.
    Are you Saw? Attaching nails to a living brain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hassnhadi View Post
    Are you Saw? Attaching nails to a living brain?
    Not attaching- Hammering. Nails are used for attaching; they, themselves, are not attached. The nails would be used for attaching the wiring.

    Which I disagree with, by the way.


    Screws would perform better and last longer.
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    this would not be a good idea cuz whoever has acces to the storage base would be able to enter it and change whatever you are, by simply rewriting what your memories are, also for a computer to store memories of facts you would have to use your frontal brain(cant remember what its called right now, lol see) to such a degree which would either cause you to shut out other sensories like hearing, seeing, tasting or even paralyzing you. And if you want to have storage on a computer that uploads things to your brain is just stupid since the whole process which is storage as a computer and a brain as processor dosent even go together since your brain will process the uploads but as your brain dosent have a storage "facillity" you wont remember a damn thing, you would have to carry this massive computer with you with a direct feed to your brain at all time. But lets say that you have a wireless connection to your brain the slightest interference with it would leave you a human with no memories no nothing for a short while until the feed comes on again, imagine than what one person could or a government would do. Simply the whole idea is to dangerous, not saying its impossible. Its just to much power to handle especially the way society looks like today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
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    Are you Saw? Attaching nails to a living brain?
    Not attaching- Hammering. Nails are used for attaching; they, themselves, are not attached. The nails would be used for attaching the wiring.

    Which I disagree with, by the way.


    Screws would perform better and last longer.
    Still, A LIVING BRAIN? Lol..

    As I've stated above, it's impossible to do so in the foreseeable future..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post


    Screws would perform better and last longer.
    But screws can become loose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alec Bing View Post
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    Screws would perform better and last longer.
    But screws can become loose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alec Bing View Post
    But screws can become loose.
    Good point- several running around the forum at the moment.

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    Still, A LIVING BRAIN?
    What would be the point of hooking up a dead brain to the internet?

    There's enough zombies on here, as it is...
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    We would need to work out a internet/ brain interface and a brain to internet interface. Eyes and ears will do for the internet to brain interface and a keyboard seems to work for most of the brain to internet interface.
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    It is a great question. although, don't you think that hard working and real intelligence will lose most of it's value if something like that was possible?
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    What if someone hacked into the mainframe and started changing what was the truth about things into lies and deception?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    What if someone hacked into the mainframe and started changing what was the truth about things into lies and deception?
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    To incorporate new information into your cortex, you would first have to determine the meaning of each neuron. The meaning depends on sensory inputs, what neurons it recieves data from, and what neurons it sends data to. To determine the meaning of each neuron would require creating a map of trillions of synapses, and then analyzing them to determine the meanings of each neuron, and what high level knowledge the person has as a result of the overall neuron names/connections. You would need to determine why a person knows that a square is a rectangle, based on the logic of trillions of connections.
    Then you would need to determine how to add knowledge by adding millions of connections. A human would need to examine billions of custom paragragh-long to book-long neuron meanings, and then decide what connections to form between them in order to add knowledge.
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    For example, you can predict that 3+5=8. You can predict what sequence of muscle commands you should generate during a conversation, or whether an object is a desk or a chair. The brain is very complicated, but that is essentially how intelligence works. Instinct, emotions, and behavior are somewhat seperate.
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