Doesn't your brain need to be rewired internally to make use of any knowledge - I can't read a book on Kung-Fu and instantly be a practical expert.
I think the flaw with "the plan" is an assumed exclusivity on your part Mr Thinker, you'll be fine so long as no one else implants the required knowledge or has similar designs.
Thinker wrote:Why are you guys so pessimistic all the time?
You would survive for far longer than those who had a knowledge implant. Because they would over think things and would never be able to shake off that niggling element of doubt that would eventually drive them insane trying to figure if they are right or wrong.
Shadowwolf wrote:Good point, would you know all the technical details but be unable to use them without extensive practice? However, when one reads a book one only takes in a certain amount of the information presented, any gaps require looking at the book again which may not always be practical. If it were implanted the information would, or at least should all be available on demand and thus all moves would be known and be available to be preformed no? If you're not fit enough that may impede your ability, but the knowledge of what and how to do it should still be there.
I remember reading years ago about some experiments where rats were taught to run a complex maze...
Anyhow, I will be getting in line for a knowledge implant like yours so no need for envy.
Jamie wrote:Knowledge doesn't equate to experience though. I can learn a new chord on the guitar, and know the notes and finger positions, but I can't just play it. You have to practice to get the muscle memory to allow you to play it and then move between that and other chords (and back). Every time I practice it, little pathways are formed in my brain making it more efficient (according the Royal Institute's Lectures this Christmas anyways!) I can just imagine implanting knowledge, but rewiring individual, unique brains to allow it to be used seems a bit far fetched - for the foreseeable future at least.
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