In the future, after we’ve started integrating computers into our brains to enhance them, we’ll develop a concept of aug and naug (augmented, non-augmented), pronounced and likely spelled: og and nog.
The terms will apply to the measure of human mental achievement, specifically to indicate whether a particular mental feat or accomplishment was attained with or without assistance from technology or any other type of enhancement.
Jason: Hey, I scored a 2043 on my MART exam today…
Daniel: Nice, but that was aug, right?
Jason: Of course…if I naug’ed a 2000 I’d be a God.
These terms are likely to be adopted for a few key reasons:
- They clearly describe the concepts of natural vs. assisted
- They’re both only one syllable
- The “n” sound in front of naug gives it a clearly audible differentiation from its positive counterpart