August 30th, 2013

science

"Researcher controls colleague's motions in first human brain-to-brain interface (w/video)"

Rao looked at a computer screen and played a simple video game with his mind. When he was supposed to fire a cannon at a target, he imagined moving his right hand (being careful not to actually move his hand), causing a cursor to hit the "fire" button. Almost instantaneously, Stocco, who wore noise-canceling earbuds and wasn't looking at a computer screen, involuntarily moved his right index finger to push the space bar on the keyboard in front of him, as if firing the cannon. Stocco compared the feeling of his hand moving involuntarily to that of a nervous tic.


Researcher controls colleague's motions in first human brain-to-brain interface (w/video)

We do indeed live in the future. I foretell thought dictation soon. Sadly unlikely in my lifetime but you never know…