At 04:51 PM 5/20/99 -0500, Billy wrote:
>Ultimately, if you want the best senses that technology can build, you will
>have to resort to creating new brain structures to process the data.
This is a good point.
It seems entirely plausible that we will add on new structures to our brains. And, perhaps a new brain layer. (Max has a current chapter on this, in fact, I don't know whether it is ok to comment on now.)
When I think of radical sensory enhancements, I think of mega processing power and all sorts of router systems and intelligent agents working away steadily to allow a vast array of awarenesses to asthetically alert my consciousness. I'd like the "sensorial aesthetic awareness" it to drive like an smoothly steered vehicle. (But I'll have to discuss this with Anders a bit.)
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