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Old 2004-10-15, 17:36   Link #1
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Paralysed man sends e-mail by thought

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An pill-sized brain chip has allowed a quadriplegic man to check e-mail and play computer games using his thoughts. The device can tap into a hundred neurons at a time, and is the most sophisticated such implant tested in humans so far.
Sounds interesting, and there is more

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The BrainGate allowed the patient to control a computer or television using his mind, even when doing other things at the same time. Researchers report for example that he could control his television while talking and moving his head.
Seems that brain interfaces are getting nearer every day.
Maybe one day, i can write this by using my thoughts!
Then somewhere in the future we could be cyborgs.

Btw. http://www.nature.com/news/2004/0410.../041011-9.html
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Old 2004-10-15, 17:57   Link #2
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Ahhhhh this is so cool! This is the type of architecture I'm interested in doing research on. I'm currently doing computer architecture research, but I have great interest in figuring out how to interface micro processors with the human brain. I was going to take Applied System Neuroscience this semester, but it got canceled.
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Old 2004-10-15, 18:30   Link #3
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Sounds interesting, and there is more



Seems that brain interfaces are getting nearer every day.
Maybe one day, i can write this by using my thoughts!
Then somewhere in the future we could be cyborgs.

Btw. http://www.nature.com/news/2004/0410.../041011-9.html
Pretty cool, that would be so useful for those with robotic limbs, simply think about it and it would move... or at least those poor people wouldent need to ask someone to chance the channel for them when they are watching TV ^_^

Now if they could make the connection both ways so those with spine injuries could feel as well.
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Old 2004-10-15, 18:30   Link #4
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Sounds interesting, and there is more



Seems that brain interfaces are getting nearer every day.
Maybe one day, i can write this by using my thoughts!
Then somewhere in the future we could be cyborgs.

Btw. http://www.nature.com/news/2004/0410.../041011-9.html
im not really fond of this.
im not telling you my reason.
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Old 2004-10-15, 18:47   Link #5
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I honestly would love to see these used for both input into a machine by the user and for controled and regulated data input into the brain. IE, you need to learn math, just upload everything you need to know into your brain. No more fusing with long hours of doing stupid math problems.

Plus people in critical jobs like medics and stuff could pull data on people very quickly with just a thought. IE someone gets shot. The medic sees them, pulls info on who they are, medical history, etc with just a thought. Obviously someone will write a neural virus that'll royally fry someone's brain, but that's to be expected and totally planned for, or we're going to have a lot of corpses if people start using this a lot.
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Old 2004-10-15, 18:58   Link #6
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Old 2004-10-15, 19:27   Link #7
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Wow that is pretty neat, interesting that such research has gotten so far without any interferance from "ethical" groups.

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Pretty cool, that would be so useful for those with robotic limbs, simply think about it and it would move...
That would be a very neat application if it could be perfected and certainly some areas that could adapt this technology for their own use.
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Old 2004-10-15, 20:05   Link #8
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I thought the connection (sounds like matrix) is only use as controlling the mouse pointer O_o .
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Old 2004-10-15, 20:20   Link #9
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Whoa! If I could "control TV with my brain," maybe I could find something interesting on there once in a while!

I don't like so much the idea of "instant data input" though. Many disciplines require access to multiple sources of conflicting "data" and some experience in weighing them.
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Old 2004-10-15, 21:43   Link #10
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What happens if i was trying to fight off the temptation to watch TV? If my brain really wanted to watch TV, even though Im trying to tell myself not to, would it turn it on and off?
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Old 2004-10-15, 21:52   Link #11
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hehe. What would be funnier would be to have a nurse come in who didn't know about the chip and you start making things do stuff on their own. She'd be like "OMG! The TV is possessed!!" hehe
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Old 2004-10-16, 03:26   Link #12
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Heh*
Seems like cyberbrain techology isn't all that distant now is it? Soon, you'll see people start plugging in wires through small plug-holes in their necks
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Old 2004-10-16, 04:27   Link #13
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im not really fond of this.
im not telling you my reason.
Is that YOU, GEORGE W. BUSH?! I know it is!
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Old 2004-10-16, 11:52   Link #14
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Old 2004-10-16, 12:01   Link #15
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hmm your story differs a tiny bit, a small chip in the brain? i thought it was alot of wires........
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A 25-year-old quadriplegic sits in a wheelchair with wires coming out of a bottle-cap-size connector stuck in his skull.

The wires run from 100 tiny sensors implanted in his brain and out to a computer. Using just his thoughts, this former high school football player is playing the computer game Pong.

full story here...

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...ntobrainspower
makes me think of the film eXistenZ! that would be soo cool! sounds similar. hehe
if ya dnt kno the film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120907/
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Old 2004-10-17, 06:23   Link #16
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An pill-sized brain chip has allowed a quadriplegic man to check e-mail and play computer games using his thoughts
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The BrainGate allowed the patient to control a computer or television using his mind, even when doing other things at the same time.
Hope we aren't talking about the same man.

Seriously though, this would had all sorts of nifty appliances (and threats for that matter -privacy, anyone?) With a chip like that, first-person shooters would take a whole new meaning and surfing could be as fast as you can think. Pr0n at the speed of thought -simply "wow."

In a way, reminds me of that scene in "Back to Future 2" where two kids are trying to play a old video-game. They can't and don't understand why until the protagonist shows that the pistol doesn't move by thought, needing "manual" aiming instead of just plugging a wire to your brains.
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Old 2004-10-17, 16:08   Link #17
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Hmmm...

Is anyone else reminded of that episode of Cowboy Bebop, where the little comatose boy was a dangerous mafia don, all through the use of a computer hook up in his head?
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Old 2004-10-17, 17:20   Link #18
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Pr0n at the speed of thought -simply "wow."

LOL, that's great.


This reminds me of all the cyber hacking in GITS. I can't wait for the future
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Old 2004-10-17, 17:43   Link #19
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Yeah, I want to hack myself invisible to everyone else! That would rock.
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Old 2004-10-22, 12:32   Link #20
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Plus people in critical jobs like medics and stuff could pull data on people very quickly with just a thought. IE someone gets shot. The medic sees them, pulls info on who they are, medical history, etc with just a thought.
Hmm, I think that's kind of an interesting idea, actually.

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