Where Will the Line be Drawn?

Recently I have been reading this magnificent book about the brain entitled The Future of the Mind by Michio Kaku. If you love neuroscience and/or psychology, I would definitely recommend this book. I have loved it so far.

Today I want to discuss one of the topics that the book brings up. Kaku states that “we might one day be able to download memories and skills using computers.” As in, if you don’t know how to ride a bike, you can look up a memory of someone who has on an Internet type program to learn it “for yourself.” I don’t know about you, but I think this is crazy. I can’t help but think that if this occurs in the future, there would be close to no point in living. I mean, if you have trouble with something or have never experienced something, you could just download it into your brain. What’s the point in that?

I feel like in today’s world I strive to learn and experience as much as I can in my limited days. Without that goal and without that one true motivation behind so many of my actions, what would really be the purpose? To advance even farther into technology, so that instead of having to download memories, you’re automatically born with them?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about the advancement of technology, but I think at some point it has to stop. There has to be a line somewhere, right? I would live to hear what you all think!


2 thoughts on “Where Will the Line be Drawn?

  1. You know, that would be fine if we were all robots, but I can’t imagine wanting to download “memories” of something just to gain some sort of skill set. That seems ridiculous and, you’re right, totally not the point of what life is about. I love technology, but, yes, that is going way too far! Sounds like a science fiction movie plot!

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