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eLucidate October 15th, 2013 2:04pm

In 2050, will humans be able to access the internet through thought alone or still need a computing interface?

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
10/16/13 6:14 pm

I think it will be possible, but not widespread.

10/15/13 4:46 pm

Hope not, that would open the door for unwanted ads/spam in your head and nothing you do makes them go away because they're in your head.

10/16/13 12:13 am

Mentally click 'x' or activate your brain's junk filters?

doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/15/13 3:42 pm

Can it happen. Yes. Would I log on... NO WAY

suppressedID hope despite the times
10/15/13 8:13 am

The Internet is a 2-way street: I'm highly dubious about jacking my mind directly into it.

Ever read Neuromancer?

eLucidate writing
10/15/13 1:36 pm

Hadn't heard of it, but it sounds pretty interesting.

MisterE Conservistan
10/16/13 8:15 pm

Same here, but people have sacrificed freedom in the past in order to make life easier.

suppressedID hope despite the times
10/16/13 9:10 pm

Seminal work of fiction describing the Internet before there actually was an Internet.
It heavily influenced the Matrix.

William Gibson is the author.

bringstheeagle Colorado
10/15/13 7:19 am

I'm thinking someday perhaps but not as soon as we think. Often society miscalculates when things will happen like with flying cars. They are here but not everyone has one.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/15/13 7:20 am

Nor are they in the imagined manner thought of in the 1950s.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
10/15/13 7:13 am

Do you mean through thought alone with no additional hardware?

eLucidate writing
10/15/13 7:17 am

No, I think some form of hardware will be required; probably nothing like what we currently think of as hardware, however.