Also, depends on the mindset of the generation that comes next too... What if we don't even want to remember?
"University of Washington researchers have been able to send one person's thoughts through a computer to control the hand movement of another person sitting a short distance away, Mashable reports.
This brain-to-brain communication was first tried in 2013 but the process is now more refined.
In the latest experiment, researchers used three pairs of people, with each person attached to specially designed skull caps with a range of sensors which were connected via a computer.
The participants sat in front of a computer game in which a city was under siege.
In the test, one person was told to fire a canon to defend the city, but they could only think of the movement required rather than touch the controls.
The idea of the test was to determine if the hand of the other person in the separate room would move to touch the controls.
The test was not a complete success. Researchers said accuracy varied from 25 per cent to 83 per cent.
Researchers say total mind control is still a long way off."
If you're in Toronto, please pick up a copy of today's Toronto Star newspaper (Thurs Sept 19)--I'm featured in the Business section! It's a special edition of the newspaper with Augmented Reality. Download the free Layar app on your smartphone or tablet and you can see additional content appear right on top of the newspaper, including a special video with me :)"
"Patients having deep brain stimulation (DBS) are fitted with a neurostimulator, a device similar to a heart pacemaker, which is connected to electrodes placed in certain parts of the brain.
The electrical implant is connected to a small battery under the skin in the person's chest or abdomen to generate small electrical signals to stimulate the brain.
This is controlled by a hand-held device which can be switched on and off.
When switched on, the patient benefits from the blocking of abnormal nerve signals which trigger the disabling symptoms.
The operation costs around £30,000 and is currently only considered on the NHS for patients with very advanced disease.
The latest trial using a DBS system made by US firm Medtronic is the first to look at patients with early symptoms.
After two years, those having surgery and drugs had a 26 per cent improvement in quality of life compared with drugs alone and a range of other advances."
"But remember the dual nature of potent symbols: we have other fears to which Glass may present itself as a remedy. We fear missing out on what transpires online, and Glass promises to bring the Internet right in front of our eyes so we will never have to miss anything again. We fear experiences may pass by without our documenting them, and Glass promises the power to document our experience pervasively. If we fear being watched, Glass at least allows us to feel as if we can join the watchers. And behind these particular fears are more primal, longstanding fears: the fear of loneliness and isolation, the fear of death, the fear of insecurity and vulnerability. Glass answers to these as well."
Read more of the thought-provoking LM Sacasas article here.