We are disconnected:
(part 1) So far, I've introduced the reader to the impact that certain technology and ideologies have on the mindset of not just this nation but also on the entire world. At this time in history, most people are enticed by the kind of role that technology plays. People are enticed by the fast pace by which technological discoveries are made.
As an example of this, self-driving cars should hit the market by the year 2018. For their operation, these new cars make use of a few teraflops in computer processing speed. These microprocessors which reach these speeds (usually 80 core processors) have became developed to their full use potential within these past few years - in the years 2007, it was not known about any established important roles that these processors could have when intel developed the first chip for demonstration and research. However, now things have changed completely. Neuromorphic hardware has also been developed within these past few years. One of them simulates how neurons electrically encode information using neural spike signals for input signal and output signal - this device can record neural spikes on an EEG machine, interpreting the data and then output the processed data of neural spikes as a calculated output of the neural circuits. One of the applications which is shown on a youtube channel is that a noninvasive EEG recording of the brain using an electrode cap can be used to control robotic machines such as a robotic arm.
These advancements are not just part of the rapid pace by which human intelligence can achieve things. Its viewed as a glorified miracle added to the times we live in. People who engineer and research are, ultimately, in control of human fate. Just think of all the atomic weapons and supercomputer applications out there in world. One supercomputer in particular that was engineered in Russia uses artificial intelligence to portray the probability of emerging threats based on past events. The key words to find this computer on google is something like "Russia supercomputer predict war" suggesting the machine can predict a war coming by probability. It was being built to its completion somewhere in the year 2016 when Donald Trump was running for president.
Now take this one step further. Its not just human fate that is under some kind of control within the realm where science is applied but also science can use the same ideology (well, just take it for granted for now. You know I'm right) to apply to the human form and human mental capacity. Some people feel that we are living in the times where our biological form itself should be upgraded with technology. If you haven't heard of biohacking, I'd advise that you look it up. People that biohack call themselves "grinders"; The new movie coming out that is about this subject is called "biopunk". That's not all, some of these "grinders" want to add "cyborg" as a type of gender on the list of the gender identities(take heed of the fact that there is a lot more than 3 genders already).
Dave Asprey, an entrepreneur and biohacker, "credits his computer-programming background as a big motivator in finding ways to elevate the "hardware" behind human health". He is the inventor of bulletproof coffee - a blend of coffee by which it is told to consumers that the mycotoxins have been removed from the beans. However, some critics have argued that mycotoxins have already been removed by the coffee bean industry: this removal process is called wet-washing.
This person claims that he spent aprox 1 million dollars biohacking his body. Ever since he lost about 100 pounds because of his special diet and his special coffee, he wants to share his secret with others. But that's not all, he wants to live until he's 180.
What do you think? Is this what people are entitled to: to live until the age of 180? Do people desperately need more weight loss miracles? It seems like someday some people may find a black market where some surgeon in that market could implant an engineered fresh new organ without worrying about getting in trouble by some ethical state law. Perhaps the brain itself could be augmented with cybernetic implants so that people can connect their minds to machines or even some kind of artificial intelligent mind. (A 302 digital neuron nematode connectome had been placed inside a robot already, however, its entire scope of behavior is still not completed until real biological processes within those kinds of cells can be simulated. But there's' more: recently, a 3D map of the brain of a fruit fly has been completed and its only a matter of time before its 100,000 neuron connectome will be discovered perhaps so that it can be simulated by supercomputers.)
Theres' more to think about in regard to the effects that technology has on people: One of the key ones is on the job industries. Job industries create a kind of demography. So, in a big city such as Seattle, a tech industry could increase high paying jobs but now the question is: "for who in particular"? See, its not just about "intellectual giftedness" that gives people the entitlement to earn a large some of money in a particular field - its also the contributing "self-esteem in of itself" by which people think that they belong in a particular industry or have a particular career. Self-esteem can be affected by how they are viewed based on their gender. If the reader isn't familiar with how sexism has an impact on the world, perhaps just try to apprehend how intellectual giftedness creates entitlement in of itself - And just the same in principle as that kind of entitlement, ask yourself "why wouldn't ones gender representation be impacted by a very intricate subject called "giftedness" (particularly in the fields of science and engineering)?". Therefore, since, as they are influenced by outside factors, men play out there role of dominating woman - its how masculinity is defined when they find intimacy through sexual activity. Its not surprising that the tech industry is a popular consumer of the sex industry (meaning as in prostitution; Usually through a website). Quoted from a website: "Seattle has seen a 120 percent increase in its sex economy in the last decade". The tech industry, with its mostly middle and upper class men, are the most frequent consumers of this kind of exploitative service.
Now for coming up with a basic conclusion about the meaning to all of this (Q&A): (Q - what could this day and age of advanced 21st century technology be about in my writing? A: Its about entitlement. Its about subordination. Its also about oppression.) If that weren't the case, biohackers wouldn't democratize their knowledge through DIY kits. If that weren't' the case, no one would have self-esteem issues with working in a particular tech field(I'm talking about sexism). Everyone wants to get enticed by something (that you're entitled to). If you don't have your entitlement to great sex, money, or perfect health then perhaps, with many other factors, your probably thinking that you've been proved to be useless.
The poison that we are dealing with here is that there is usually very little to no sense of belonging in our world. When there is a problem, teaching your kids to just reach into the medicine cabinet (for sleeping pills or your Xanax prescription) because its customary to view it as just a chemical imbalance thanks to the explosion in the pharmaceutical industry is the quickest way to deal with those particular kinds of problems - not the most efficient. People are taught that all that they are is just brain activity. People are taught that happiness is when you just feel something pleasurable. This is an oppressive system of customs brought about by the authority of pharmaceutical industries.
But this was discouraging to me. I was yearning to find out that there was so much more to the human brain than the popular research out there that just showed evidence of some faulty neurochemical activity. In the year 2012, I reviewed some of my google news neuroscience article collection and then finally wrote a kind of integrated insight of facts that I had derived from what I learned. It was 4 pages. However, unfortunately, even though it made me feel encouraged by things and even though it gave out a foundation for asking more questions, I found it to be a little inadequate.
People ask this question: "Is there any meaningful things that contribute to psychological well-being"? Well, a popular invigorator of the mind (which other people know well) other than psychoactive substances is, of course, sex. Sexual activity provides human interaction (or human exploitation!) and this kind of feels meaningful for the time being - it releases hormones of intimacy (oxytocin) - the strongest emotion which helps people feel more alive - more invigorated. However, the sex industry is uncaring in real life and that I'm pretty sure that repeatedly having sex with someone for money means that you really are not doing well in life!
Defining purpose (How can things possibly be resolved?):
Before I get started with this subject, I wanted to say "here's a needless confession": This whole writing still needed a meaningful outgrowth to conclude as a constructive goal. There was supposed to be a logical step to follow for a good outgrowth to all of this which may be more clearly predicted at the end. My first pieces of writing came much later in time which I think is absolutely ridiculous - I also concluded, though, that they should of helped much with a logical processes in my writing. As of now, I just couldn't see clearly how the logical flow from any of my pieces of writing could connect to an obvious conclusion. (What kind of writer is a disorganized writer?) Anyways, some of the logical flow of my writing seems to interconnect my enthusiasm for neuroscience by which either the statistical facts or regular studies were continued in an outgrowth for the different pages of my writing.
As an example, on the "Generation I" page, neuroscience can easily show how technology can cause changes in the brain just as I made a statement of it earlier in the "page 1 (part 2)" referring to a study done on video games. I admitted that studies can show different results which is why neuroscience needs a revolution in order to determine how a better study can be done so that no one disagrees. Perhaps the IBM Watson or some other artificial intelligence can determine a good study.
One conclusion here to gather from my writing is that there are structures in our brains' - (who knows how exactly how they were influenced to connect to other neural structures in a certain way.) - by which these structures can get influenced by either genes or environment and, also, to some extent, these structures may reveal how an underlying problem manifests itself. This relates to the unknown practicality that neuroscience could have for a future "neuro-society". Another example of regarding brain structures could ask the question: "Have lonely people been exposed to certain phenomenon which had a negative impact on their brains?". However, brain scans are in controversy in the mental health system because of that physical problems can be diagnosed by physical changes in the brain which is about neurology. Psychiatry has an age old problem which brings one into the philosophy of the mind.
There may be another kind of confusion in my writing as well. As you may infer from reading my writing, it seems like I go off on tangents perhaps because I get enthusiastic trying to put into perspective all kinds of sci/tech developments which I remember from searching through google news. On the one hand, I did seem to interconnect ideas to reveal the influences that technology has on peoples outlook in life. On the other hand, perhaps one would sound like a tech-idolizing nerd if one goes off on those particular subjects in order to put into perspective the significance that certain technology has on our lives - maybe that's just another topic to get confused by unless it really is interconnected with a particular influence on our social lives anyways. I thought that I was giving an example of it through that writing, though. Perhaps this also means that it is an influence on my outlook in life.
(Now lets get back on track)