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Posted: 9/8/2010 9:45:40 AM EDT
I have about a million things to do in the next few days, and I started wondering about this. Lets forget for a second that Im posting on Afrcom instead of getting my shit done.

Would having eight or so more hours of productivity out of each human really make a difference?

What if all the brilliant minds in the world had the other 33% of their life to spend on solving the worlds mysteries?

Would we have flying cars?

Moon colonies?

Renewable energy?

Instead of 1911 vs Glock, would we argue plasma vs phaser?

Teleporters?

How many posts would Aimless have?

discuss.







Link Posted: 9/8/2010 9:47:49 AM EDT
I think we would be up to World War XII or so.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 9:50:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By capnrob97:
I think we would be up to World War XII or so.


Or would it be Milky Way War II?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 9:50:21 AM EDT
We'd still be banging rocks together, my brain shuts down with no sleep after a while.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 9:51:21 AM EDT
All we'd gain is an additional 8 hours on arfcom each night.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 9:55:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 10:01:17 AM EDT by RDTCU]
Cue the Russian sleep deprivation experiment story with the gut ripping and the skin eating and the poo flinging and the philosophical zombies...


"WHAT ARE YOU?" he demanded. "I must know!"

"Have you forgotten so easily?" The subject asked. "We are you." "We are the madness that lurks within you all, begging to be free at every moment in your deepest animal mind." "We are what you hide from in your beds every night. We are what you sedate into silence and paralysis when you go to the nocturnal haven where we cannot tread."

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 9:57:02 AM EDT
If we didn't need food how wealthy would we be?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:06:44 AM EDT
If no sleep were needed, I sure as hell wouldnt spend that "gained" time at work!

Were "advancing" ourselves right into helplessness as it is...no need to hurry that any faster.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:08:22 AM EDT
We would be at the level of intellectual of an insect. There is a reason we sleep ya know.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:08:52 AM EDT
Lack of sexy dreams. No thanks.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:12:25 AM EDT
I used to wonder that too. Even though I like sleeping, it's only because we all need rest. There are times I can't help but wonder what it would be like to not require sleep.

BTW I love that Russian sleep paralysis story... Gives me chills.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:15:10 AM EDT
wed all be insane from lack of something we desperately need
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:15:10 AM EDT
I've always wondered that if sleep came about because the earth rotates, thus giving us day and night. If it was always daylight, would there be such a thing as sleep?
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:19:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SIG-shooter:
wed all be insane from lack of something we desperately need

Jesus christ man, it's called a hypothetical scenario, in which this need is removed. What is the point of even posting a thread if this comment is going to be your answer.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:29:02 AM EDT
You dont need sleep if you have hookers and blow!
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:31:22 AM EDT
You guys sleep? Fucking weak....


Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:34:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GrasshopperNOmore:
I have about a million things to do in the next few days, and I started wondering about this. Lets forget for a second that Im posting on Afrcom instead of getting my shit done.




Sir, are you implying that posting in GD is a waste of time and that somehow working at a job, educating yourself to advance your intellect or volunteering to help children in need would somehow be time better speant?



Link Posted: 9/8/2010 10:44:01 AM EDT
I worked with a former speed user, she worked three jobs and slept once every two weeks when she was speeding. She said she made tons of money but spent it all to get a fix.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 11:00:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 11:00:50 AM EDT by eracer]

It's only our cortex that needs sleep. I'm guessing that without the need for sleep, our brains would be more like our spinal cords.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 11:10:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/8/2010 11:10:54 AM EDT by halloween78]
Originally Posted By SIG-shooter:
wed all be insane from lack of something we desperately need


Thread title: If the human race did not need sleep, how advanced would we be?

While this reply is technically correct, reading comprehension is key.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 11:12:49 AM EDT
We'd need alot of porn.

too much time to kill
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 11:13:19 AM EDT
My first move would be to turn my bedroom into a giant hottub. So......I wouldnt be as much "advanced" as i would be pruny.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 11:29:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By lower7:
My first move would be to turn my bedroom into a giant hottub. So......I wouldnt be as much "advanced" as i would be pruny.




Your avatar pic, and your response...
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 11:30:38 AM EDT
I believe the subconscious and the dreams that we dream lead to some of the more interesting leaps in science. Great ideas and all that stuff.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 11:33:57 AM EDT
so put on our stoner caps and wrap your heads around this one

Would you rather not sleep and live to be 40 or sleep and be 80?

Whhowww
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 11:34:34 AM EDT
wax on cranker
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 11:36:00 AM EDT
I hate having to sleep. I could get so much more done.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 11:38:32 AM EDT
wrong question.. it should be "If the USA did not baby shitty third world countries, killed it's enemies until the very last soul and stopped watching American Idol, how advanced would we be?"

we'd probably have a colony on the moon, or more..
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 11:58:15 AM EDT
I'm pretty sure someone would have invented holographic interactive porn.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:01:51 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kidney:
I hate having to sleep. I could get so much more done.


this
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:04:47 PM EDT
That would be like an extra 8,493 days if you were to live for 70 years.

I bet you could get a lot done.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:06:08 PM EDT
Died off

How else are some of us married ugly dudes gonna catch the wife in bed
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:06:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RDTCU:
Cue the Russian sleep deprivation experiment story with the gut ripping and the skin eating and the poo flinging and the philosophical zombies...


"WHAT ARE YOU?" he demanded. "I must know!"

"Have you forgotten so easily?" The subject asked. "We are you." "Weare the madness that lurks within you all, begging to be free at everymoment in your deepest animal mind." "We are what you hide from in yourbeds every night. We are what you sedate into silence and paralysiswhen you go to the nocturnal haven where we cannot tread."


That was the most epic short story EVER.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:09:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VBC:
I've always wondered that if sleep came about because the earth rotates, thus giving us day and night. If it was always daylight, would there be such a thing as sleep?

There are a few people in Alaska who know the answer to your question.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:10:50 PM EDT
Up to 87% more advanced.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:13:21 PM EDT

I was part of an isolation experiment that lasted two weeks in a room with no clocks, windows, or contact with the outside.

By the end I was sleeping 2-3 hours every 24, and feeling quite rested.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:16:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By eracer:

I was part of an isolation experiment that lasted two weeks in a room with no clocks, windows, or contact with the outside.

By the end I was sleeping 2-3 hours every 24, and feeling quite rested.

So they didn't give you the stimulant gas?

Not surprising though, since you didn't have much to do to expend the energy, like going to work or dealing with women...
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:16:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JakeThePimp:
I worked with a former speed user, she worked three jobs and slept once every two weeks when she was speeding. She said she made tons of money but spent it all to get a fix.


Seems like a fair trade!
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:17:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By joemama74:
I'm pretty sure someone would have invented holographic interactive porn.


When they do Japan's productivity will go down the drain.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 12:59:27 PM EDT
there was a series of comic books about a pill that allowed you not to sleep with no side effects
I cannot recall the name of it though
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:36:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GrasshopperNOmore:
I have about a million things to do in the next few days, and I started wondering about this. Lets forget for a second that Im posting on Afrcom instead of getting my shit done.

Would having eight or so more hours of productivity out of each human really make a difference?

What if all the brilliant minds in the world had the other 33% of their life to spend on solving the worlds mysteries?

Would we have flying cars?

Moon colonies?

Renewable energy?

Instead of 1911 vs Glock, would we argue plasma vs phaser?

Teleporters?

How many posts would Aimless have?

discuss.









I think the biggest reason we need sleep is because of the size of our brains. Look at fkn ants, fkrs go til they die. They sleep very little

Link Posted: 9/8/2010 1:41:12 PM EDT
I know this Indian immigrant who only sleeps about 4 hours a day, and he does it all. Engineer, owns electrical contracting company, is a animator, organizes the Indian community in town, etc.

I only sleep about 6 hours a night, if I didn't have to sleep at all, I would only be much more caught up on books I want to read.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 2:19:09 PM EDT
Extinct.
Link Posted: 9/8/2010 9:28:01 PM EDT
bump for the night crew.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:07:25 AM EDT
I would have a whole 3 extra hours a day to do something, but I would be to damn tired to do anything.
Link Posted: 9/9/2010 3:25:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GrasshopperNOmore:
I have about a million things to do in the next few days, and I started wondering about this. Lets forget for a second that Im posting on Afrcom instead of getting my shit done.

Would having eight or so more hours of productivity out of each human really make a difference?

What if all the brilliant minds in the world had the other 33% of their life to spend on solving the worlds mysteries?

Would we have flying cars?

Moon colonies?

Renewable energy?

Instead of 1911 vs Glock, would we argue plasma vs phaser?

Teleporters?

How many posts would Aimless have?

discuss.









We'd probably have never made it past the cro-magnon man or even the neanderthal. Keep in mind that the reason why, supposedly, we got to the place on the planet we did was because of higher brain power..........................but sleep is essential for the development of that brain power.

You are essentially asking for the best of both worlds without paying the cost.
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