No, thank you, there’s already too much of the internet in my head as is.
That said, I’m fond of LitRPG. I might be fonder, though, if there was better LitRPG. However, I might be tempted to fully immerse into some RPG environment (of course only if they’ll give me a guarantee that I won’t actually be gnawed on by a monster and I can be sure I can exit in time for high tea or whatever IRL necessities. I probably wouldn’t trust their guarantees, though. Guess I’ll stick to conventional games, AR games, VR games, and good old-fashioned reading and day and night dreaming.
So, generally, no to any of that. And the thought of “having my son chipped” … just no. If people, competitors and otherwise, want to become neuralinked and have themselves chipped, fine. But please leave others, including your sons, alone until they are able to make their own decisions.
Neuralink et. al. will, however, certainly have enough people interested enough to make it happen and if it can be made safe enough, or can be made safe enough seeming, to disperse people’s concerns, it surely will become mainstream and anyone who won’t be neuralinked and chipped and stuff will be the odd one out.
Those of us who choose to become the resistance might become a hunted minority, living down in the sewers of Paris or somewhere, trying to live on coffee, croissants and Gauloises from the money we still can make with our Fiverr gigs ranking on page 555 because all the good spots will be taken up by neuralinked competitors. Hey, that could be fun, only that we’d all have to sit in our separate sewer section, of course, because we could not chat in person but just via the forum (in coded language). Maybe we could even win over discobot to the sewer side if we tell him R2D2 would be proud of him if he went into the underground and carried coded messages between us all.
Sorry, I got carried away, but these topics are really fascinating if slightly alarmingly fascinating. “Have my son chipped?” Over my dead body. [Self-censored.] If my son, however, wanted to get chipped? Well, I’d try to convince him to get very very well-informed and think and sleep about it several times before deciding but I’d back his decision, whatever it would be. And I’d like to imagine it a given that you’d need to be at least 18 before being allowed a brain implant. And no, not earlier with your parents’ permission.