Fi's seen a lot of weird stuff on the road with her family! Here are some of her favorite weird stories.
PS: These stories are fictional and were created as episodes of a paranormal TV show back at the end of the 90s. All credit belongs to their writers at Disney.
Ever stop to think how everything we've ever created is simply an extension of ourselves? A cart, a shoe, a rocket ship -- they're all extensions of our legs, a way to go farther, faster, longer than we could by ourselves. A pen, a blender, a thumb tack? Extensions of the hand. A book, an abacus, a computer? Extensions of the brain. Neural Network The strange thing is, the more we develop our tools to improve on our natural abilities, the more they come to resemble living creatures -- even ourselves. Take cars, for example. As engineers design them to run faster and more efficiently, they start to look more and more like animals. And computers, well, they may not look much like us, but inside they're starting to function more and more like us. They can understand us when we talk. They can speak. And they can think -- in some ways at least -- millions of times faster than we ever will.
Plenty of writers and filmmakers have tried to imagine what the world might be like if computers took over. They make it sound like, if we keep on upgrading the processors in our PCs, we're eventually doomed to become part of the Borg.
But do I think merging our minds with computers sounds scary? No way. Not when you consider that quadriplegics -- people who can't move their arms or legs -- already have devices that allow them to run their computers by pointing with their eyes. Did you know that scientists have already succeeded in implanting tiny cones in a few people's brains that allow them to control their computers by thinking? It works like this: The cones are filled with a medicine that encourages the nearby nerves to grow right through them. Once that's done, they can direct the cursor by thinking of moving certain things, like their arms and legs, and activating the cones. Even though these people's arms and legs might not work anymore, when the nerves are stimulated, the cursor moves in the direction they want! Like they say, truth is stranger than fiction.
Credit to Imagingings for the css & Credit to Disney Channel for the So Weird stories.