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Comment Brain full by 20? What? (Score 1) 267

"'By the time we're even 20, we've filled it up,' he said, adding that the only way to add information after that point is to 'repurpose our neocortex to learn something new.'" What exactly does that mean? I'm well past 20 and constantly learn new things. If I'm "repurposing my neocortex" every time I do it, it seems to be working as intended I guess?

Comment Re:make more (Score 1) 813

That's exactly my point. If such things can be controlled, what's to stop the hypothetical torturer from turning them to the max? I'm sure there would be some kind of electronic locks, but those don't exactly have a track record of always working.

Comment Re:make more (Score 1) 813

You're probably joking, but that's actually an interesting thought. What are the implications of immortality tech on punishment / torture? Currently no matter how bloodthirsty and depraved someone is, the most they can do is torture someone for a (few days?) Death provides a natural escape to that and many other things.

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