First wireless implanted brain-computer interface

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by RAMA, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. RAMA

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  2. Maestro

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  3. sojourner

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    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?
     
  4. publiusr

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    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.
     
  5. sojourner

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    And yet, people are not airplanes.:rolleyes:
     
  6. Crazy Eddie

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    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.
     
  7. gturner

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    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.
     
  8. Silvercrest

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    Oh, I get it. "JAFFA! KREE!"
     
  9. gturner

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    Or "Khaaaaannnnnn!"

    They could also try interfacing a fish to Google translate and then stick it somebody's ear.
     
  10. Lt. Cheka Wey

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    I am perfectly satisfied with the way i use the computer right now.
     
  11. Gov Kodos

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    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.