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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Brain Implant For Machine Control

The Military is Building an Implant for Controlling Machines with Your Mind

Bryan Clark | January 20, 2016

Today, the US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced a program that aims to build an implantable neural device that would allow the human brain to communicate directly with a computer.
Roughly the size of a sugar cube, this device would attempt to achieve real-time communication between the brain and computer by using binary code.

The program, dubbed Neural Engineering System Design (NESD), would dramatically improve research capability in neurotechnology as well as providing for new advanced therapies aimed at improving deficits in sight or hearing. 

Maybe “Blade Runner” wasn't so far-fetched after all. The iconic science fiction movie is partly based on the idea that someday humans and machines will become one thanks to advances in bioengineering. That's closer to reality now that the U.S. government has announced it is researching technology that aims to create a neural connection between soldiers and computers.

<more at; related links: (Bridging the Bio-Electronic Divide. New effort aims for fully implantable devices able to connect with up to one million neurons. January 19, 2016) and (Neural Engineering System Design (NESD). Solicitation Number: DARPA-SN-16-16. January 19, 2016)>

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