So to begin, it is important to assure the reader interfacing the brain is more than possible.
'Brain' in a dish flies flight simulator.
It is a brain being used as a computer? Or is it a brain being trained to fly a simulator? These are two completely different scenarios, let me assure you. He has breached the cutting edge and is described by CNN as “could enhance medical understanding of neural disorders such as epilepsy.” You got to be kidding me.
All right then, we have input. A flight simulator. Potentially output, if it is actually flying the simulator as reported. However, output is confirmed just 5 months later. Another article describes how the brain tells the microchip to perform an action which is described here:
“For the first time, a paralyzed patient has operated a prosthetic arm with just his mind”
This is output folks, the ability for a brain to interface a computer. In the prior article, the scientists had a computer teach a brain. In this article, the brain teaches a computer.
Continuing on, steps are made here and steps are made there, the excitement grows. And one year later, an announcement is made – another giant leap on interfacing a computer with the human brain. Yep, success, they have achieved the goal. Please note: There are several links at the end of the article you may be interested in as well.
Brain Cells Fused with Computer Chip
27 March 2006
Well, that is just short of incredible. You read the article and it is quite possible the reader will think the researchers opened up someone’s brain, stuck a microchip in there, then used a special protein found in the brain to glue neurons one by one, 16,000 of them, to a microchip just 1 millimeter square in size (the approximate size of a grain of rice). This of course did not happen. The ramifications are completely insane to consider – the brain grew into the chip. That is right, folks – think this one through, there is no other logical answer to the question! Neurons grow toward an electrical charge.
Nanotechnology and Life Extension
(A slightly different version of this paper appeared as a chapter in Doctor Tandy's First Guide To Life Extension And Transhumanity. This paper was written in October 2001 and updated in January 2003.)
“Recently, researchers have even been able to make neurons grow through holes in a silicon chip, for the purpose of sensing the signals.”
Moving on – what would be the next great feat to exploring the microchip interface with the brain? Think folks, we have input and output – what we need is storage. Storage is the key from this point on. Can the body be used as a storage device?
I don't know if it is done yet; but if you think for one second that people are not attempting to create storage in the human body, you are not thinking things through. This is old technology and I am surprised I can not find information required to show without a doubt the human can be used to store information. This is the final step! In a similar story as the one above, we see they are indeed working on this feat.
Chip ramps up neuron-to-computer communication
18:40 27 March 2006
Having this level of control over many thousands of connected neurons would provide new insights and make new applications possible, Vassanelli says. "It would definitely improve our ability to experiment and understand the workings of neurons, and this development could also provide a whole new way to store computer memory, using live neurons," he says.
Scientists upload data into a monkey’s brain
Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011 4:42PM EST
“Scientists have uploaded information into a monkey’s brain via a wire and tiny electrodes in what is thought to be the first transmission of electronic data direct into a primate’s brain,” The Sunday Times of London reports. “The research is part of a project aimed at helping paralyzed people to walk again by linking the brain to movement sensors that generate data about gait and speed. However, the breakthrough, if confirmed, could have even wider implications, eventually allowing humans to control computers and machines by thought alone, and perhaps even to communicate with each other.
OK, what is required of the future to make the current technology dangerous? We need lots of signal to make the nerve endings grow into the chips. We have pets that have used this technology as a test. No damage done. What we have never had is an environment where we have a continuous or close to continuous signal. We almost have that now, with wireless internet and wireless phones just about everywhere. Do these signals interface the RFID chip? Not sure if they do or not. Suppose you use your computer which interfaces the RFID chip, your car and home lock? Eventually, the lights to your house, how many objects does it take for your chip to become saturated with signal?
What we have here is not a pin in your knee or hip. This is a communication device. This communication device has the ability to interface with the human body, inadvertently. It is a potential side effect that could be abused. Are you willing to risk this side effect? This, my friends, is reality, it is not creating one from a vacuum – it is where technology is currently at. The technology exists and is being bragged about before your very eyes. It is simply connecting the dots. The next article we should consider will be mind control since we already have detailed a controlled link to your brain…
"Man does not have the right to develop his own mind. This kind of liberal orientation has great appeal. We must electrically control the brain. Some day armies and generals will be controlled by electric stimulation of the brain." These were the remarks of Dr. Jose Delgado as they appeared in the February 24, 1974 edition of the Congressional Record, No. 26., Vol. 118.
"Afternoon sunlight poured over the high wooden barriers into the ring, as the brave bull bore down on the unarmed matador, a scientist who had never faced fighting bull. But the charging animal's horn never reached the man behind the heavy red cape. Moments before that could happen, Dr. Delgado pressed a button on a small radio transmitter in his hand and the bull braked to a halt. Then he pressed another button on the transmitter, and the bull obediently turned to the right and trotted away. The bull was obeying commands in his brain that were being called forth by electrical stimulation by the radio signals to certain regions in which fine wires had been painlessly planted the day before."
Thanks for reading.