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Old September 29 2013, 01:45 AM   #1
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Neural dust a step towards brain-computer interface

http://upgrade.io9.com/neural-dust-i...exus-806802917

Brain-computer interfaces today generally work by sticking electrodes into the brain. That runs into severe problems - all those electrodes cause trauma as they penetrate the brain, and leave wires that wind through and between the brain's neurons, potentially attracting scar tissue or driving the brain to reject the implant.


The proposed 'Neural Dust' system (and it's just a proposal for now) would work differently. The authors propose sprinkling tiny dust-sized passive silicon sensors, about 100 microns across, throughout the human cortex.'''
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Old September 29 2013, 10:39 PM   #2
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Re: Neural dust a step towards brain-computer interface

Kirk is allergic to Retinox. If Pike were allergic to "neural dust," it would be one way to upgrade his story while taking into account medical advances by the 23rd century.

Maj. Kusanagi, of course, is not allergic to cyberbrain implants.
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Old September 30 2013, 09:14 AM   #3
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Re: Neural dust a step towards brain-computer interface

They're in my head stealing my thoughts!
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Old September 30 2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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Re: Neural dust a step towards brain-computer interface

Asbo Zaprudder wrote: View Post
They're in my head stealing my thoughts!
No, they aren't, that's just a thought they implanted in your head. It's not actually true.
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