October 27, 2008

SciAm: Jacking into the Brain--Is the Brain the Ultimate Computer Interface?

What, then, might realistically be achieved by interactions between brains and machines? Do the advances from the first EEG experiment to brain-controlled arms and cursors suggest an inevitable, deterministic progression, if not toward a Kurzweilian singularity, then perhaps toward the possibility of inputting at least some high-level cognitive information into the brain? Could we perhaps download War and Peace or, with a nod to The Matrix, a manual of how to fly a helicopter? How about inscribing the sentence “See Spot run” into the memory of someone who is unconscious of the transfer? How about just the word “see”?
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2 comments:

Ilir said...

Goerge,

Link to "entire Article" is broken.

Ilir

George said...

Fixed. Thanks, Ilir.