Hey, I've came across a really cool article about a university professor explaining his theory on how the human beings and the internet are two separate systems systems with many advantage. For instance the human system allows us to take actions, interact, and communicate in a form to each other. On the other hand the internet is fast, multiple source database/communication device that allows us to gather information and connect with practically humanity as a whole. Basically the Internet would become our common nervous system.
He states that human have limitations since we evolve quite slowly while technology (see Moore's law) evolves at quite a rapid pace. Being a deaf person, he already has some hearing implants with transistors connecting both of his ears to in his brain. So for him it isn't too far fetched to theorize about human being able to communicate in real time through a brain connected to the Internet. Our physical features allows us only to send so many text messages in a day, while an enhanced brain could allow us to be connected in real time and make better decision base on a greater amount of information.
To be honest I haven't read to whole article yet as I was too excited to post this (lol) and it's quite long. But I find it quite imaginative and you can see the author as put a lot of thinking into this as it encompass at lot of concept, examples and information.
So here's the article:
The World Wide Mind » OWNI.eu, News, Augmented
So yea I do realize this is the debate forum but this article isn't really news or scientific discovery per se. Still I think it's a fertile ground for discussion either on possibilities or possible downfall/negative aspect for a new human reality. We already have some kind of enhanced reality/virtual reality through smart phone but that's an external device it's not yet a part of what we are and how we act fundamentally.