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Minimizing risk by inserting computer chips
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Once we all get computer chips placed inside our bodies in the future, and also each resource and asset around us, do you think it will be easier to minimize risk in projects?
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Brings a few questions.
Is it inserted by choice?
What would the chip control?
Will it stop innovation?
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Jun 08, 2018 10:11 PM
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At first yes by choice. Unfortunately, at some point, it will be mandatory and done at birth. It won't stop innovation, because the brain is responsible for that, not unless AI gets to a point where it controls certain sections of the brain (ie. vision, hearing, emotions) and that is also coming to a lab near you, way into the future.
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Technological advances of any kind will eliminate certain risks and introduce new ones.

A few new ones which come to mind are:

1. Susceptibility to being hacked
2. What happens if one of the chips degrades

I'd prefer to benefit from computer-assisted project management guidance which is outside of my body...

Kiron
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Jun 08, 2018 10:12 PM
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Spot on Kiron, it will reduce and increase certain risks. The outside of body option will be the norm (like it is now), for a time....
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Hmmm maybe yes, maybe no. It might actually increase risk until the system is stable as every system has its flaws especially at the beginning. I honestly do not want a chip in my body so hope this doesnt happen at my time.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Jun 08, 2018 10:13 PM
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haha Rami, don't worry, I think our generation (and perhaps the next) might just miss out on the chip being implanted in us. My feelings is that it will definitely occur this century.
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You'll be adding a risk of infection from the implant. Important if the PM is working in a healthcare environment.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Jun 08, 2018 10:14 PM
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Tim, technology is all around us in the health environment. As the technology improves, small chips will be the least of the implants; limbs, organs, etc. will be the norm in the future to extend life.
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If such chips are available with encapsulated Pre-learned artificial intelligence that can be well integrated to the dynamic environment, it can be of some help in giving assistance in the thought process . However, risk by itself is carrying a lot of ambiguity that need to be analised beyond the capabilities of predetermined solutions and contexts. Above all , human thought process can not be fully replaced with any kind of embedded system units until we introduce a reliable level of integration of intelligence with the neural thought process of human brain.
Until then, the question would stand unanswered.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Jun 08, 2018 10:16 PM
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I agree Dileep, but that also depends on what "human thought process" means. When AI robots become self-aware at some point, thought process will have a totally different meaning to them as it does to us.
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I concur with Kiron and Dileep on this.
Chips may make us prime targets, because they may contain important information. I guess the information on the chip could also be writable, that would mean the data could be corrupted, wiped or copied
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Jun 08, 2018 10:18 PM
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True Anish, there are pros and cons with implanted chips. Control over individuals will depend on the political nature of the country/world.
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I'm glad this is a theoretical discussion! Isn't it....! ;)
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Jun 08, 2018 10:18 PM
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Today it is Elizabeth ;-)
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What will be the function of these chips? Are they going to control our free will? As long as people have free will, there is a chance for risk. But what if they take away our free will? This could lead to even bigger risks in a situation when an unplanned occurrence happens or if say someone is able to hack the system. Then all of these mindless zombies with no free will, will be under the hacker's total control.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Jun 08, 2018 10:22 PM
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Dinah, free will is important, but over romanticized. Are we really saying we have 100% free will today? We can't even speak the way we want anymore for fear of being politically incorrect. I think you mean a free will that is maximized as much as possible to keep the masses happy. As I said above to Anish, this depends on the political climate. We could start with an almost utopian society, only to have some dictator bring all that down and control us through the chips. My point is the chips are inevitable one day; and yet they would be subject to hacking, but not only that, subject to exploding if a dictator wanted to get rid of dissidents!
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It depends, do we get a remote control to shock people who fail us?
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Jun 08, 2018 10:24 PM
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Exactly, in a dictator's hands, or even perhaps a democratic society's law enforcement option to neutralize/immobilize antagonists or law breakers.
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Sante, you will really be exposed as your key stakeholders can easily track your steps :-)
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Jun 08, 2018 10:24 PM
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Yes Riyadh, tracking is part of the chip's pros, and cons.
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