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Just going by the features themselves it would mostly be soreness and an acclimatisation period after coming in and out of gear. Chances are, your ability to see in the dark, cope with sudden bright light and to deal with loud noise, hear quiet noises and deal with a wide band of volume will be reduced for a while. However, I tremble at how much this could ...


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"Earth has abut 4,500 languages spoken commonly": Actually there are only about 100 languages spoken natively by more than 0.1% of the population of Earth. Out of those 4500 languages, 4000 have minuscule numbers of speakers. "Some parts of Scotland needs to be subtitled on British television" . . . . . . which is hardly unexpected given than (a) Scots and ...


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You don't need to understand music to appreciate it. I listen to japanese music without translation because I hear it from the openings on shows. I listen to vocaloid styled music without knowing the base language. The pacing of lyrics and the instrumentals mean more to me than the actual words. Technically, Pop music already works this way. I can't have ...


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Realistically, they'd use multiple factors. Deriving location from multiple independent sources is always better than any single solution however neat. Some suggestions: GPS Practically free, so there is absolutely no reason to use it. Celltowers and Wifi Gives independent verification that the phone is in the area reported by the GPS. Mesh networking ...


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I'd expect soldiers top have similar effects to astronauts being used to zero gravity after coming back to earth, basically, expecting the same effects when not using the AR: Not understanding why he can't see in the dark Being unable to recognize team members without the identification box Being too disoriented by the background noise Expecting to hear ...


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This is not a criminal justice system at all. It's a method for griefers to wreck your game. It works like this: The griefer creates an avatar that he uses to play. He concentrates on finding out about other players and their progress in the game. When he finds someone who is doing well, they become his target. He creates a new avatar, and uses it to ...


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*According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, (DSM-5), to meet the criteria for diagnosis of schizophrenia, the patient must have experienced at least 2 of the following symptoms [1] : Delusions Hallucinations Disorganized speech Disorganized or catatonic behavior Negative symptoms ...


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The translators don't need to be perfect, or even used at all, in order for different cultures to enjoy eachother's works. Not every person who enjoys classical opera can speak 18th century Italian or French. Not every person who enjoys K-pop can speak Korean. Not every person who enjoys The Canterbury Tales can speak Medieval English. Not every person who ...


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I hate to spoil a setting, but from sociology perspective, this situation is not possible. If everybody needs to talk to each other, a common language will emerge, simply for convenience of communication not affected by AI. Voice communication via mics is not the only situation, you want to read text and graffiti, understand garbled emergency warnings, ...


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How do smart animals survive on Earth? Be unthreatening - Great apes in jungles are largely left alone if they keep away from human settlements. Be a companion - Cats, dogs and myriad other species live as pets in close proximity with humans, albeit they must never show behaviour which would harm a human, or are kept in conditions which prevent it (cages, ...


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Once you can, you won't need to Design Requirements for the Magic Brain Puck that will make this possible: Must be able to load models of a virtual environment in order to simulate "heavy" objects. Without this model, the puck won't know that when the user puts their hand in a certain place, it's supposed to feel a certain way or that the user's hand ...


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The augmentation is primarily sensory. The heightened sense of perception in a combat zone will induce a greater probability of soldiers suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). During deployment, for example, on patrol and especially they are likely to suffer from headaches and earaches. Firstly, due to wearing the augmentation technology, and ...


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The translation will not be accurate in terms of translating word for word. It'll be closer to getting the message, and formulating it in the best possible way in the new language. The technology of AI and deep learning are still on their early stages but they develop rapidly now. You may predict that in few years, definitely in few dozen it'll be able to ...


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Having someone speak to you while you are attempting to listen to music is annoying and distracting. Reading text is far easier. At the beginning of a live performance, the ushers give the standard pre-show speech - "Exits located at the front and rear of the stage, please silence all mobile devices," - as well as "If you would like to fully appreciate ...


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Diplomacy. These aliens would be looking at the same stuff we do: companionship, satisfying our needs for food, shelter and sex and doing this all through technology and resources. Many of us also have ideologies like protecting wildlife or equal rights. When the aliens meet us they could wipe us out, but why would they? They would be better off supplying ...


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The soldiers would experience the similar problems to those of ordinary soldiers except that any physical injury would be absent. Although any soldier waring the VR would know intellectually that he or she was physically safe, the subconscious reactive parts of the brain would not, it would be fooled by the VR. So it would still be possible to suffer from a ...


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Frustration would probably be the worst after-effect of extended exposure to augmented reality. Not being able to see as clearly as you are used to in twilight conditions, or being unable to make out someone's mumbled speech. You might also find yourself whispering to yourself; sub-audibly requesting armor features such as facial recognition and tactical ...


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He probably would be diagnosed a having schizophrenia and have a seeing eye dog (or be locked up, depending on your society's culture). If more people with this condition are discovered it might be medically recognized and effort would be put into figuring out how it works, why some people have it and not others, what causes it, and lastly learning more ...


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The first technical challenge is that humans have a lot of senses which would need to be catered for to achieve a truly immersive experience. Vision and hearing are pretty easy and we already have them pretty well covered by VR and it is certainly easy to imagine that headsets could be refined to a pretty convincing experience. More difficult is your ...


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It is necessary to clarify one point. In game theory and economic theory, a zero-sum game is a mathematical representation of a situation in which each participant's gain (or loss) of utility is exactly balanced by the losses (or gains) of the utility of the other participant(s). If the total gains of the participants are added up and the total losses are ...


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Size I believe rather than being one type of nanobots, they will be like a new artificial genre with many sub-species. The minimum requirement for a full body immersion is need for the nanobots to cross the blood brain barrier. Rather than being completely non-organic, for the best results it would partially organic with some nano particles with has ...


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What you're describing is very close to the concept of Molecular Nanotechnology, as first described by K. Eric Drexler in his book Engines of Creation. I'd strongly advise you to read up on this idea (I can't call it a technology since it doesn't exist yet) before you go any further. Drexler-style nanomachines are made out of a few thousand atoms, and are ...


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If you're aiming at the equivalent of a "First person" fixed movie - playing back the (fixed) experience of the main character, instead of a the current "Third person" external view - as opposed to the equivalent of a VR video game where you can choose what happens - Then you want to be able to record and play back a full sensory experience - and do the ...


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Regular withdrawal syndromes aside (headache, tunnel vision etc.), they would likely experience visions of still wearing the augment. Seeing threat indicators where there are none Feeling the rain and wind of bad weather conditions while sitting on a warm beach Just like ghost pain in lost limbs, the brain tries to make up for what it has lost. Especially ...


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Yes and No... So assuming you have a "musically inclined" translation AI there's no real problem.Lyrics can be twisted pretty hard before they're unacceptable, just see how many ways you can sing some rap without it sounding atrocious. If it's figuring out how to fit the new words into the song then there's no issue. However, you do lose a lot of original ...


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This is addressed in actual cannon on Star Trek, which has similar devices, in the episode Darmok. Here, Picard makes a first contact mission to an alien Race known as the Tamaran. The translator devices translate them perfectly... but their language is so littered with idioms, it's just as good spoken in the Tamaran words as it is in English. The title ...


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As you said a true universal translator will be a form of AI, there is to much contingency, syntax, and euphemism in a language to translate directly without intelligence. to accurately translate a language you need to understand it, to understand it you need to be intelligent. That means the AI will be intelligent enough to identify babble when it is see/...


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I think, that it is actually even worse, than you think it is. You mentioned the flaw in translation of poetry in your example, but it still relate to similar background and mental frame, which is not automatic. Sometimes the best what (almighty) AI could do would be only really simplyfied and shortened explanation of overall meaning of the "text" in ...


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Watch them. https://www.pinterest.co.uk/pin/313563192797507356/ A time tested way to keep track of another person: have someone watch that person. A watcher who is good at seeing and not being seen. If this is for a fiction, it would be a great way to inject the story with a contrasting human energy that has deep roots in pretech thrillers.


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