Someday people will be able to plug themselves into their computer and ‘think’ their blog posts. That sure will make it nice for us suicidal types who have no energy to type because our depression has drained it all.
‘If wishes worked, I’d be dead. Damn, I wish they worked.’
And then there will be “throwbacks” like myself, who insist on using mechanical analog devices, just because we like the physical act of typing, and the way the keys feel when we press them.
Someday, we’ll all be wifi-enabled cyborgs with supercomputer chips implanted into us, so that we won’t need to carry or care for a device anymore, but simply ‘think’ across the network to exchange information.
Perhaps someday we’ll discover how to fully record and preserve a consciousness, electronically, and allow people to outlive their own bodies… or simply shed their own bodies, should they no longer have any significant use for them.
@clevername: And I am so glad that I’ll be long gone by then.
@Mom- Me too!!
I think it would be kinda cool, interesting, to be able to preserve my own sentience and consciousness, to continue existing, but without the burdens of a physical body. I guess technically i’d have the burden of backup servers and such, but still. Electrical signals using all the surveillance devices around and beyond the earth, all being correlated by a sentient disembodied immortal consciousness? I would totally volunteer for that… as long as i retained the right to erase myself at will, ending my existence entirely.
I think I’d volunteer for a televised / webcasted hanging before becoming a cyberborg. Somebody just kill me, please.
You LOL but I am serious. I was just laying here in my water bed (yes, folks I have one, which, btw, I haven’t left in over 24 hours but for potty and dog feedings) thinking about fucking drowning myself in it. Either that, or unplugging the charger on this fucking tablet and jabbing it into the mattress and frying my ass.
I figured you were being serious, that’s why i laughed. I found humor in your seriousness on the topic. Not trying to mock you or anything, i just thought it was funny. 🙂
I know. It’s okay. But I do wish it were as easy as the nay-sayers spout. I would glady die for a stranger right now. I have everything done – my Will, finance stuff – all that has been done for a few weeks but now I haven’t even got the energy to rig up and hang myself at this point. I lay here and think of all kinds of shit – meteor strike, airplane parts, drunk driver through the house, tree falling, earthquake, etc., because I can’t do it right now.