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Future Imperative

What if technology were being developed that could enhance your mind or body to extraordinary or even superhuman levels -- and some of these tools were already here? Wouldn't you be curious?

Actually, some are here. But human enhancement is an incredibly broad and compartmentalized field. We’re often unaware of what’s right next door. This site reviews resources and ideas from across the field and makes it easy for readers to find exactly the information they're most interested in.


The future is coming fast, and it's no longer possible to ignore how rapidly the world is changing. As the old order changes -- or more frequently crumbles altogether -- I offer a perspective on how we can transform ourselves in turn... for the better. Nothing on this site is intended as legal, financial or medical advice. Indeed, much of what I discuss amounts to possibilities rather than certainties, in an ever-changing present and an ever-uncertain future.

Monday, April 17, 2006

"Thor Shield" Meant to Thwart Rampaging Stun-Gun-Wielding Criminals

Speaking of nifty technologies that will put you a step ahead of all the other anarcho-futurist rabble-rousers on your block, we give you the Thor Shield, a special fabric designed to protect wearers from having 50,000 volts of electricity crackling through their bodies... as described by MobileMag Mobile Technology Magazine:
But Thor Shield intercepts those electrical probes and prevents the wearer from being zapped. A company named G2 is the creator. A video put out by the company shows no ill effects of a stun gun to an executive wearing a Thor Shield hat and jacket.

G2 claims that it was motivated in part by reports of suspects stunning police officers with their own stun guns and that it will sell only to law enforcement. But even though necessity is the mother of invention, imitation is the severest form of invention. What is intended to be used to protect the police might one day soon be used against them.

Of course, people use the same argument against the widespread use of heavy machine guns by law-enforcement, and look how that's worked out in Afghan neighborhoods... Oh wait, nevermind -- let's not.

But seriously, technologies such as Thor Shield fabric, designer clothes/body armor and systems for detecting/resisting NBC contaminents or chemical explosives -- or even armored cars and "bulletproof" windows -- may end up becoming part of a larger trend. As human technology, and, perhaps, human intelligence, increases, we may find ourselves taking subtle, livable defensive measures to counter the malevolence of those sociopaths newly empowered all around us.

How could we avoid a state of cold war with our neighbors, or reflexive, if polite, suspicion of all strangers (until they prove themselves)? Perhaps by working to ensure that human morality improves at a pace comparable to that of our most dangerous technologies. And that our communities and law-enforcement are the ones who stay on the leading edge of the innovation curve, and not the worst among us.


So. Good luck with that. In the meantime, I'll be in my bomb shelter in an "undisclosed location,"* working on the air recyclers. Thank God for freeze-dried, pre-irradiated food. Keeps forever, and I'm going to need it.

*No, I'm not telling. Find your own. =p

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