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What would the world look like if everyone could download information like they do in the matrix?

Asked by silverfly (4027 points ) October 22nd, 2010

Remember the scene where Trinity calls Tank and asks to get a download of information on how to fly the chopper? Or when Neo learns Kung Fu, Jujitsu, etc. in one day?

What would the world look like if everyone could do that?

I wanted to do that this morning to learn Adobe Illustrator. But I can’t. :(

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TexasDude's avatar

I’m willing to bet that there would be a sudden surplus of men with massive, engorged genitalia.

LuckyGuy's avatar

I don’t know what the world would look like but I wouldn’t mind looking like Keanu Reeves

I do already except he’s a little shorter.
Ladies, the line forms to the right.

thomascruz's avatar

I suppose the world would be filled with pods that humans sit in enjoying their own personal fantasies. But if you mean what the world would look like downloaded to a computer I suppose it would look as good as a computer could render it.

nebule's avatar

@worriedguy I was already in the line! ;-)

I’d love to be able to do this… but I think we’d all be pretty scary people and it would definitely need controlling. There would be no ‘natural’ competition would there? The knock-on effects of this would be monumental.

GracieT's avatar

@silverfly, the first thought that comes to me in answering your question is that being able to learn things that way would be way to easy, unchallenging, and unfullfilling. I actually enjoy having to work to learn things, and it helps improve my memory. I think that learning is like money- being given money means less than working for it.

pathfinder's avatar

Jonny Mnemonic is the persone who you need to ask.If you get to the implants.I mean brain implants tham it is possible to hav this.I count that the reserch can deliver something this days.I have an implants my self but not the one for the memory as a Jonny has any way as good as go.I buy an mag 21 century time to time.

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