Many people fear the day when humans will choose to merge with machines, as they believe that it will be the beginning of the end for humanity. They say that we will cease from being human and what it means to be human. They say it will be lead to death by robot, or by robotic replacement, where one day you are mostly human and then the next you will be mostly robotic and non-human.
They say that there can be no meaningful way to merging man and machine. They say that if God wanted us to be non-organic he would have made a world of machines and humanoid robots, not human beings.Well one day a member of the Think Tank ask me about making an artificial knee, as their current knee was shot and no longer any good even after many different surgeries.
Since that day, I considered the opposite point of the view from the critics of artificial robotic parts. Today I have a steel rod in my leg from a motorcycle accident and you know it works pretty darn good.When sitting down and looking at building an artificial knee I had considered using a piece of carbon nanotube foam over an artificial knee.
The body would grow into foam, which is attached to the knee and the tendons. Then there would be a dual track "Y" split blood vessel that presoaked the flesh growing in the carbon nanotube foam and thru a membrane, which allowed nutrients into the foam piece. Although the technology to do this is not quite available yet it soon will be. In any case I have been thinking on this but nothing yet concrete enough to warrant a try.
But I imagine very soon such technologies will be available.So for the critics who say it is impossible to Meaningfully Merge Man and Machine, I would like to kick you in the knee and then the other knee. You see I am for advancing such technologies; Rah Rah Ree! Think on it.."Lance Winslow" - Online Think Tank forum board. If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; http://www.
By: Lance Winslow