Ultimate Human Computer Interface - Mind Control: Research on Mind Control & Thought ReadingBy Angsuman Chakraborty, Gaea News Network
Friday, June 8, 2007
Imagine the best way to give dictation (without spelling mistakes) or to program without typing and that pesky carpal tunnel syndrome - by pure mind control alone. Scientists at Brown University and Cyberkinetics Neurotechnology Systems (and others) have made this possible; as published last week in Nature. The application of this technology boggles imagination.
Nagle, a 26-year-old quadriplegic, was hooked up to a computer via an implant smaller than an aspirin that sits on top of his brain and reads electrical patterns. Using that technology, he learned how to move a cursor around a screen, play simple games, control a robotic arm, and even - couch potatoes, prepare to gasp in awe - turn his brain into a TV remote control. All while chatting amiably with the researchers. He even learned how to perform these tasks in less time than the average PC owner spends installing Microsoft Windows. Imagine what Dr. Stephen Hawkins can do with it!
The technology can enable a hooked-up human to write at 15 words a minute - half as fast as the average person writes by hand.
Personally I wouldn’t mind having an implant along with a top of the line portable computer in my backpack.
More Thought Reading Technology
Last year, Sony took out a patent on a game system that beams data directly into the mind without implants. It uses a pulsed ultrasonic signal that induces sensory experiences such as smells, sounds and images.
Niels Birbaumer, a neuroscientist at the University of Tuebingen in Germany, has developed a device that enables disabled people to communicate by reading their brain waves through the skin; doesn’t require implants.
Stu Wolf, one of the top scientists at DARPA, looks ahead and predicts in not so distant future we would have network-enabled telepathy, instant thought transfer over internet. The question is how do we control which thoughts we want to transmit and which we don’t.
Imagine how simple dating would be, no assumptions, no reading book on Mars and Venus and no need for magical tips.
It will revolutionize all forms of communication as we know it.
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