5 Ways Brain-Computer Interfaces Could Change The World - And Us

5 Ways Brain-Computer Interfaces Could Change The World - And Us

Current experiments with brain-computer interfaces have allowed an amputee to "feel" with his prosthetic hand - what other wonders will we achieve with this technology?

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Pretty sure brain-computer interfaces are a long long loooooong way to come.
However, bionic arms/legs interfaces? I think those are likely to happen.

It's a much easier task to map the nerve impulse in the motor cortex than trying to decode higher brain functions. We haven't even to begun to map the temporal lobe to anything like the detail for conscious thoughts to be broken out of the noise.

Whatever happens will happen. Plenty of people abuse it like no tomorrow while plenty others won't. Either way I certainly look forward to all this stuff enabling me to get rid of my body so I can have one that at least functions decently. Plus glowy cyborg eyes and tattoo's would be neat. :P

Can't wait to get rid of this frail and mortal coil and finally achieve a more permanent body that won't fail just because some time has passed. The brain is a more delicate matter though. Simply replacing it wont transfer me, nor would a scanned copy do either.
I'll simply wait until femtobots can supplant one neuron at a time.

Captcha: "I'm not a robot"
...
Not yet I'm not. ,)

But you might become a human soon..or a fellow sapient at least.

Albino Boo:
It's a much easier task to map the nerve impulse in the motor cortex than trying to decode higher brain functions.

Oh, absolutely. Some of the mind-reading technology being worked on now works that way- it scans motor nerves involved in the production of speech, since it turns out that just thinking words can cause activity there.

John Markley:

Albino Boo:
It's a much easier task to map the nerve impulse in the motor cortex than trying to decode higher brain functions.

Oh, absolutely. Some of the mind-reading technology being worked on now works that way- it scans motor nerves involved in the production of speech, since it turns out that just thinking words can cause activity there.

That's really interesting, I knew that start of movement impulses could be detected before the conscious thought to move but I didn't know that thinking and motor control were linked. I wonder if it would be possible to know what someone is going to say before they do. Thanks for the info and another interesting article

 

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