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Sony's New Technology [May. 1st, 2005|04:14 pm]
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Technology, where exactly are we going with it, how far will we go?

Sony got granted a patent for a technology that can "beam" ultrasonic pulses to your brain to simulate senses such as smell, sounds, and images. This technology is very interesting to read about. This makes movies like the matrix not merely sci-fi. So far, we have advanced from pixilated wonders of Atari to the depth of the Halo world. Now we are getting to the point where a television is not even necessary. This new technology is meant for the blind and the deaf but what about all those rich little kids that buy it that are neither blind nor deaf. This technology could probably leave some server damage within your mind if extensively used. As for using it, would your senses be to occupied with the "beaming" and not be aware of your surroundings. That could be a dangerous situation.

This can be a great innovation or a terrible mistake. No experiments have been conducted but I'm sure its not going to be like that for long. When this product hits the markets, how will the world act? This can be a dangerous weapon in the wrong hands beaming people images and sounds without consent. This could also make pornography companies quite a bundle beaming images and sounds of your favorite videos. The world changing and it may not be for the better. Now I'd like to know your thoughts.

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From: wantonsacrarium
2005-05-01 08:39 pm (UTC)
This is of course, in it's entirety, a great invention, yet at the same time an apocalyptic source of annoyance. With all the help it can give, people can harness this and practically take control of another's mind. Although it's not to the same extent of telling someone what to do and him or her immediately obeying it, this is a matter of non-stop influence. Keeping the image, feel, taste, smell, and thought of... let's say Weiners, for a certain period of time, until one decides to give in and have it as a common though of his own, he will always have weiners on his mind.

I hope many of you agree that having weiners being forced into your brain cavities against your will is a sad proposition.
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From: sorrowful_eyes
2005-05-04 09:07 pm (UTC)
I can see why you see such a danger in this advancement of technology, but there are many other angles you can veiw this from... I think everyone is forgetting why human kind works so hard improving technology, and it's not just to better our lives, but to improve ourselves as a human being. We want to leave a legacy, show what we have accomplished, prove that we are not just mindless creatures... Because we try so hard to better ourselves, we seperated ourselves from everything we know. We are no longer just another animal or another species... We are above them, we are greater than anything we know. I don't think the advancement of technology is the problem, but human kind is... For example, when the first knife was invented, I'm sure many found it to be extremely useful. It was, not only a tool use for hunting, but a tool to improve our lives. Yet I'm sure even back then, they were concered of someone using it as a weapon, stabbing people and commiting murders. This is no different. With new tecnology comes more and more oppurtunities for anyone to use that technology against human kind. This is where the saying "Guns don't kill people, people kill people" comes in. Some people see the problems we have, and blame the first thing they see that's causing the problems, yet fail to look deeper into the situation and realize that there's more to it the just an advancement in technology. Just think, for one second, how life would seem like without the risk of someone abusing technology. Imagine that Sony does advance technology, and there's no rich spoiled kids getting there hands on it for no reason, or a psyco murderer using it on others... It's just used for its main purpose. Sure, there are other things to concider, such as health risks, but to error is human, and accidents will happen, no matter who is at fault. But with that aside, isn't technology great? We have the power to let a deaf man listen to the soothing sounds of the ocean, and let a blind woman see the beauty of a flower. How can we fear of something so great? I believe the true fear comes in the chance that someone somewhere is willing and able to abuse technology.
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[User Picture]From: tallonwarrior
2005-05-04 09:58 pm (UTC)
Well sorrowful_eyes you brought a new perspective to me. That comment was great. So, fear not the technology fear the people. I understand what you putting across and I’m coming to agree with it. Nice reply *claps* Can't argue with that
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