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Old March 17 2013, 01:11 PM   #1
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First wireless implanted brain-computer interface

Obviously an important advance for some disabled, but the eventual widespread uses are clear.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/1...G7s4vLQ.reddit
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Old March 17 2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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Re: First wireless implanted brain-computer interface

"We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile."
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Old March 17 2013, 05:31 PM   #3
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Re: First wireless implanted brain-computer interface

The problem I have with something like this is the problem of replacement. Who wants to have brain surgery every time a new improved model comes out?
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Old March 17 2013, 09:02 PM   #4
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Re: First wireless implanted brain-computer interface

Well a workaround is to have very basic electronic interfaces in the brain itself one time. One surgery. You wear whatever is the latest tech in a hat with the connection directly above the implant.

New tech? New hat--maybe...red hat even?

It's not that big a deal. Airplanes have avionics boxes that slide in and out after all.
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Old March 17 2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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Re: First wireless implanted brain-computer interface

And yet, people are not airplanes.
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Old March 18 2013, 04:12 AM   #6
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Re: First wireless implanted brain-computer interface

It's just a wireless version of the BrainGate. Not that big a breakthrough, really, considering the proliferation of wifi/bluetooth enabled devices.

I'm seeing that they still haven't significantly streamlined or developed the actual braingate architecture, though. Seems a tad disappointing.
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Old March 18 2013, 06:05 AM   #7
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Re: First wireless implanted brain-computer interface

Well, it would be kind of stupid to put the wiring directly into a human brain. It would make more sense to pick a creature with a much simpler anatomy and neural structure, such as a worm, to develop and test the technology. Then you just have to put the pre-wired worms into people's brains and extract them when it's time for an upgrade.
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Old March 18 2013, 06:40 AM   #8
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Re: First wireless implanted brain-computer interface

Oh, I get it. "JAFFA! KREE!"
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Old March 18 2013, 09:12 AM   #9
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Or "Khaaaaannnnnn!"

They could also try interfacing a fish to Google translate and then stick it somebody's ear.
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Old March 27 2013, 07:15 PM   #10
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Re: First wireless implanted brain-computer interface

I am perfectly satisfied with the way i use the computer right now.
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Old March 28 2013, 09:55 AM   #11
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Re: First wireless implanted brain-computer interface

As is hauling unwanted crap out of my computer isn't enough, I can dig it out of my brain. Not likely to happen anyway, but that's what we'd get. The Internet and all its idiocy in ones head, all the time.
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