Becoming Superhuman: The Future of Humanity
Chris Herd
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The only problem I have with this comes from an episode of The New Outer Limits that I saw in the 1990s. In this episode, everyone was connected to the Internet through a neural interface, so everyone had access to information like you described. However, a virus was released that basically drove people mad trying to do things like count to infinity or calculate Pi. It was the one human left who wasn’t connected that ended up saving humanity. There would have to be massive safeguards put in place to prevent something like that from happening. There is also the issue of hackers or the government literally being able to hack your mind as well and having access to all your thoughts and memories and possibly being able to alter them as well. I do like the idea though, and have since I read Neuromancer back in the 1980s.

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