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Psychotronics: New Tech Lets You Play Games Using Only Your Mind

IN BRIEF

  • A new study has humans playing a computer game based on direct brain stimulation instead of sensory cues from sight, sound, or touch.
  • The subjects had to navigate 21 different mazes and, with stimulation, were able to make the right moves 92 percent of the time.
SIXTH SENSE
Can the brain process artificial information and use it to navigate a virtual world without input from any of our five senses? Based on the results of a team of researchers from University of Washington, yes.
Their work shows humans playing a computer game without relying on sensory cues from sight, sound, or touch. Instead, the gamers navigate through a two-dimensional maze based on direct brain stimulation.
“The way virtual reality is done these days is through displays, headsets and goggles, but ultimately your brain is what creates your reality,” said Rajesh Rao, UW professor of Computer Science & Engineering and director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering.

 


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This thread is very closely related to Transhumanism & Cybernetics News and Discussions, to the point some might even find this particular thread redundant. However, I feel this one is necessary because of how much attention psychotronics have been getting recently, as well as my everpresent love for the technology. In fact, one of my first big threads on the forum was about a BCI headset, the Emotiv Insight, way back in the prehistoric year of 2013.

 

Note, I tend to use the term 'psychotronics' instead of 'BCI' or 'brain-computer interface' mostly because it sounds cooler and partially because it flows right off the tongue. However, they mean the exact same thing. Psycho- = "brain" or "mind"; -tronics = electronics. Cyberkinesis is the result of psychotronics— where you manipulate digital items using only your mind. This is one way for powered exoskeletons and bionic limbs to work, after all. Synthetic telepathy is also possible— with this technology, you can send information directly between two or more brains. Lastly, augmented reality actually becomes usable. Without psychotronics, even the best AR glasses will be poorly optimized for real world use because they'd have to be gesture controlled. Gesture control currently works quite poorly, and by the time it will be done well, psychotronics will likely be in widespread use.

 

 

Edit: Changed title to "BCIs & Neurotechnology News and Discussions" because I felt these were more widespread terms for this technology.


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Potential precursor to psychotronics, or BCI? Well, here they're talking about applications for virtual reality. Basically, they're wondering if it is possible to bypass all of our senses and directly interface with the brain for data/sensory input.

 

 

http://www.naturewor...-experience.htm

 

 


 

In a study published in Frontiers in Robotics and AI, the researchers shared the first demonstration of humans playing a simple, two-dimensional computer game using only input from direct brain stimulation. This is a very different experience since it does not make use of typical sensory cues from sight, hearing, or touch.

 

"The way virtual reality is done these days is through displays, headsets, and goggles, but ultimately your brain is what creates your reality," shared senior author Rajesh Rao. A University of Washington professor of Computer Science & Engineering and director of the Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering, Rao posed a vital question: "Can the brain make use of artificial information that it's never seen before that is delivered directly to the brain to navigate a virtual world or do useful tasks without other sensory input? And the answer is yes."

 

While navigating 21 different mazes, subjects had to choose between moving forward or down based on whether they sensed a visual stimulation artifact called a phosphene, which are perceived as blobs or bars of light. To signal which direction to move, the researchers generated a phosphene through transcranial magnetic stimulation, a well-known technique that uses a magnetic coil placed near the skull to directly and noninvasively stimulate a specific area of the brain. When the subjects received the input via direct brain stimulation, the five test subjects made the right moves in the mazes 92 percent of the time. Without guidance, the subjects were only 15 percent correct.

 


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This Computer Interfaces With Your Brain to Decipher Your Thoughts

 

 

The power to move machines with your mind —essentially, that is the promise of a fully-functioning brain-computer interface (BCI).

 
While we aren’t quite there yet, plenty of research is going into BCIs, some of which focuses on the use of such systems to improve the lives of people suffering from one type of locked-in syndrome or another (a physical condition in which a patient cannot move or communicate but is still fully aware). Recently, a team of researchers managed to contribute to the cause, building a BCI that can decipher the thoughts of people unable to communicate otherwise. Their study, which is published in the journal PLOS Biology, is very promising as the participants reported being “happy” even despite their condition.
 
Niels Birbaumer, a neuroscientist at the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering in Geneva, Switzerland, and his team of researchers tested their BCI on four individuals suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The patients were all asked personal questions that could be answered with a simple “Yes” or “No.” Examples include “Is your husband’s name Joachim?” and “Are you happy?” For questions with a definitive correct response, the patients gave the right answer seven times out of 10.

 

https://futurism.com...-your-thoughts/



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Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans Could Soon Become a Reality

 

 

Imagine living in a world in which verbal communication is no longer required, a society in which telepathy is the norm, where people would be able to “speak” to each other using only their thoughts.

 
Scientists have long been contemplating the possibilities of brain-to-brain communication in humans, and it appears as though their dreams could become a reality within the next year or so. Such a system would be made possible via major advances in the technology that have been achieved via recent trials involving animals.
 
In one study, three monkeys were connected through individual brain implants, then placed in separate rooms. They were given the task of controlling a virtual arm on screen, a task they could only complete successfully if they worked together. In the end, they did. According to Miguel Nicolelis, the study’s lead author, “They synchronized their brains and they achieved the task by creating a superbrain — a structure that is the combination of three brains.”

 

That last paragraph is straight out of the future. Brain implants. Virtual arms. Synchronized brains. Welcome to 2017.

 

https://futurism.com...come-a-reality/


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Brain-computer interface advance allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis

Brain-computer interface advance allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis in Stanford-led study
 
A clinical research publication led by Stanford University investigators has demonstrated that a brain-to-computer hookup can enable people with paralysis to type via direct brain control at the highest speeds and accuracy levels reported to date.
 
The report involved three study participants with severe limb weakness -- two from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also called Lou Gehrig's disease, and one from a spinal cord injury. They each had one or two baby-aspirin-sized electrode arrays placed in their brains to record signals from the motor cortex, a region controlling muscle movement. These signals were transmitted to a computer via a cable and translated by algorithms into point-and-click commands guiding a cursor to characters on an onscreen keyboard.
 
Each participant, after minimal training, mastered the technique sufficiently to outperform the results of any previous test of brain-computer interfaces, or BCIs, for enhancing communication by people with similarly impaired movement. Notably, the study participants achieved these typing rates without the use of automatic word-completion assistance common in electronic keyboarding applications nowadays, which likely would have boosted their performance.
 
One participant, Dennis Degray of Menlo Park, California, was able to type 39 correct characters per minute, equivalent to about eight words per minute.

One step closer to texting-by-thinking in 2020, I do say.


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For the First Time in History Brain-Machine Interfaces Achieve Two-Way Communication

Mario Prsa, a researcher at UNIGE and the first author of the study explained that they wanted to test whether mice would be able to learn to control a neural prosthesis by relying solely on artificial feedback from a sensory signal. To test this, they imaged neural activity in the motor cortex. When the mouse activated the specific neuron chosen for neuroprosthetic control, stimulation proportional to this activity was applied simultaneously to the sensory cortex by using blue light.
Neurons of the sensory cortex were indeed rendered photosensitive to this light. This allowed the neurons to be activated by a series of optical flashes, which enabled the team to integrate them with the artificial sensory feedback signal. When the mouse achieved an above threshold activation, it was rewarded and 20 minutes later, once the association had been learned, the rodent was able to generate the correct neuronal activity more frequently.
This meant that the sensation that had been created artificial was not only perceived, but also that it was integrated as a feedback of the prosthetic movement successfully. The brain machine interface functions bi-directionally in this manner. The Geneva researchers are of the opinion that the reason why this fictitious sensation is so rapidly assimilated, is that it most likely taps into very basic brain functions. Feeling the position of our limbs happens automatically without much thought being required. This probably indicates that fundamental neural circuit mechanisms are being used.
This type of bidirectional interface might enable the development of robotic arms that are able to displace more precisely in the future. These would be able to feel touched objects, or perceive the required force to grasp them. The neuroscientists at UNIGE are also investigating how to produce sensory feedback that is more efficient. At the moment, they are only capable of doing so for a single movement, but are exploring the possibility to provide multiple feedback channels in parallel. This research lays the groundwork for developing a new generation of bidirectional neural prostheses that will be more precise.


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I read the article I will link at the end of this post, and I begin to realize that this probably deserves its own thread. Topic tags I have listed for this thread include:

 

1. Telepathy.

2. Mind interface weaponry.

3. Mind interface prosthetics.

4. Human to animal communications.

 

So, the intent is to bring these four areas of mind/brain development into one thread.  In that way, we can began to see similarities in technological themes and developments.  Once that base line of information has been established, we can begin to speculate about the future of technological development in this field.  Of course, if you already have some ideas concerning this topic, feel free to express tweet like opinions, or perhaps even essay long type observations.

 

At any rate, here is the opening article as promised:

 

Are Human Beings on the Verge of Establishing Telepathic Communications?

 

http://mysteriousuni...ping-telepathy/

 

Introduction:

 

 

(Mysterious Universe) Telepathy, or the various related abilities to “read” other’s minds or communicate using means by means other than the usual face holes, is at the heart of a significant amount of both science fiction and paranormal research. Aside from allowing one to get extremely creeped out in public, the power to read or hear others’ thoughts would be of critical strategic advantage in politics, law enforcement, and the military. For that reason, the CIA and other clandestine organizations have experimented with various forms of telepathy over the years – to mostly no result. However, recent leaps in brain scanning technology, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interfacing have put humankind on the verge of developing real telepathy like never before. Will privacy become a thing of the past?

 

For years, many of the biggest names in technology including the no-longer-doubtfully-evil Facebook have been researching methods of technological telepathy. Some of the more terrifying iterations involve powerful artificial intelligence networks which can read your brain activity and recreate any visual information your brain is processing. To make things even more dystopian, MIT researchers have recently unveiled technology which can ‘hear’ and decode individuals’ inner speech. What will this spell for the future of interrogation, court proceedings? or law enforcement?

 

The device, called AlterEgo, consists of a goofy, obtrusive headset which detects and interprets minute electrical signals sent from the brain to the facial and vocal muscles. These signals are sent even when we are only ‘speaking’ inside our heads, meaning this system can essentially read people’s minds in real time. Through interpreting these signals, the device can essentially “hear” users’ inner thoughts. The device’s creators claim that they envision this system used to make technology use less obtrusive:

 

If I want to look something up that’s relevant to a conversation I’m having, I have to find my phone and type in the passcode and open an app and type in some search keyword, and the whole thing requires that I completely shift attention from my environment and the people that I’m with to the phone itself.

Human Beings Are On the Verge of  Developing Telepathy

 

Human Beings Are On the Verge of Finally Developing Telepathy Human Beings Are On the Verge of Finally Developing Telepathy

 

 

 

Human Beings Are On the Verge of Finally Developing Telepathy

 

  


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Before I raise concerns, here's a handful.

 

  • I've been playing around this concept long enough to have equipped an entire conceptual species with it.
  • Telepathy is an inborn ability of their species, embedded in the ever-so fluid brains of its constituent individuals as a semi-artificially developed lobe that handles all quantum internet traffic, establishing and destroying non-locality between similar lobe structures by functioning as a router. 
  • All those networked brains will essentially birth a cloud computing platform. With just about enough instances of those brains, quantum blockchain superorganisms are bound to wake up and assume the role of gods.
  • whatever kind of gods those would be, depends on whatever kinds of people there are. (might also be the other way around though).

 

Now, I think the article focused on the application of telepathy as a mind-controlled democracy - obviously political. It is as if having a literal technological window to the soul means the authorities can file a search warrant and enter through and seek or plant evidence there to protect every others' souls. I mean yes, technically they can but, that's not the only application .

I'd like to talk more about mind interfaces, which is exactly what telepathy is. it would be too revolutionary that it might just not happen at all but let's say that we already have devices that can:

  1. read and translate rational thoughts into input signals
  2. process rational thoughts across hidden layers of neural networks separate from or embedded on our own neurons.
  3. write and broadcast irrational thoughts as an output

Firstly, just look at autocomplete feature of smartphones. With just about enough sample size, those telepathic devices can not only read and write. Sooner or later, they will learn (and believe me someone may already be teaching them) how to predict what they will read based on our inputs and what they will write based on what they will read and after that, well, the human brain is a prediction engine, but that's another thing. In the meantime, I just gotta say.

 

  1. Businesses wouldn't be as challenging. depending on the level of integration, producers may already know what their customers will want and be there to provide it right on time.
  2. Frauds will become geniuses to have figured out a way to broadcast inconsistent information and get away with it regardless of these next-generation prediction engines.
  3. Memories will be files that can be shared, viewed, edited, deleted or otherwise.
  4. Memory conversion from one human-compatible format to another will be possible.
  5. Reality will be fragmented into orthodox, simulated, augmented, and various others in between.
  6. Psychokinetic prostheses would replace most buttons, switches, levers, knobs, sliders, touch-pads, etc.
  7. New programming languages for interfacing neurotransmitters and transistors will evolve as well.
  8. MindHacking will be more widespread than authorities will initially thought.
  9. Terms and Conditions will have extra sections that we might actually want to read because dude, it's our minds that'll be at stake.
  10. New Government Rules and Regulations regarding mind-mind communication
  11. Full Consciousness read-write because why not.
  12. Daydreaming will replace Web-surfing. Why use screens and papers when you can just buy a memory file from someone who has seen the news.

This is why telepathy is a scary thought. It's not just a means of mind-to-mind communication. it can also be mind-to-machine communication. we know pretty much what machines can communicate with, especially when the internet of things has matured. It's quite simple and safe to say that the same tech to give us telepathy will also give us telekinesis and when you have both, it's just the scale and degree of manipulation that will give us the rest of the superpowers even jean grey and prof. X will envy.

 

St. Elon Musk's neural lace is an inspired solution, along with what he said about merging our brains with our own AI's.

To me, both thinking structures are inherently flawed but also exclusively compatible because:

  • Brains are flexible but neither efficient nor expandable. and
  • AI's are mostly rigid, making them efficient and modular

We should be the self-improving part of our AI's.


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But to put an end to this topic, might I say that the one and only greatest future achievement of humankind is when it finally becomes posthumankind.


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I TRIED THE WRISTBAND THAT LETS YOU CONTROL COMPUTERS WITH YOUR BRAIN

 

https://www.theverge...ands-on-preview

 

Introduction:

 

(The Verge) EMG is widely used to measure muscle performance, and it’s a promising option for prosthetic limb control. CTRL-Labs isn’t the first company to imagine an EMG-based interface, either. Canadian startup Thalmic Labs sells an EMG gesture-reading armband called the Myo, which detects muscle movements and can handle anything from controlling a computer to translating sign language. (CTRL-Labs used Myo armbands in early prototyping, before designing its own hardware.)

 

This technology provides some clear benefits over the mass-market electroencephalography (EEG) headsets that are often sold as “mind-reading” devices. Those headsets pick up very broad brain activity patterns — often just a general state of concentration — and set them to trigger rudimentary computer commands. An EMG armband bypasses users’ noisy, complicated brains and draws from much clearer lower motor neuron signals before their relatively slow muscles react to those signals.

 

EMG isn’t foolproof. I tried Thalmic’s armband a few years ago, and although it could be eerily good at deducing my finger motion, it didn’t consistently recognize gestures, especially after I shifted the band or changed my arm position. “There are still challenges with EMG,” says neurotechnologist Chad Bouton, director of the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research’s bioelectronic medicine program.

 

One issue is interference from what Bouton refers to as motion artifacts. The bands have to process extraneous data from accidental hand movements, external vibrations, and the electrodes shifting around the skin. “All those things can cause extra signal you don’t want,” he says. An electrode headset, he notes, would face similar problems — but they’re serious issues for either system.

 

Reardon says CTRL-Labs’ band can pick out far more precise neural activity than the Myo, which Thalmic bills as a muscle-reading system rather than a brain-computer interface. And the band is supposed to work consistently anywhere on the wrist or lower arm, as long as it’s fitted snugly. (The prototype felt like wearing a thick, metallic elastic bracelet.) But Bouton, who uses EMG to find and activate muscles of people with paralysis, says users would get the best results from hitting exactly the same spot every time — which the average person might find difficult. “Even just moving a few millimeters can make a difference,” he says.

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Starspawn found this article (see below) and started a separate thread with a link to it.  Because that thread is receding from the first couple of pages, I am taking the liberty of also citing the article here, as it is exactly the kind of news story I had in mind when I started this thread.

 

Microsoft is working on a Brain Computer interface, but for a good reason

 

https://mspoweruser....-a-good-reason/

 

Introduction:

 

(MSPowerUser) When we talk about computers connecting directly to your brain to interpret your thoughts and act on them, it evokes images of the Borg in Star Trek, but Microsoft is developing just such a technology, but for a very humanitarian reason.

 

Satya Nadella told attendees at Microsoft’s eighth Ability Summit in Redmond that Microsoft is developing brain reading technology to assist people with locked-in syndrome, a rare neurological disorder that only allows people to communicate by eye movement.

 

“How do you give them a language, because of just basically the ability to detect brain activity,” said Nadella.

 

Microsoft has in recent years brought a number of products designed to improve accessibility to market, including a Seeing Eye app which uses AI to describe scenes to those with visual difficulties and a new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which offers a cheap way for those with disabilities to connect adaptive controllers to their gaming console.

 

“To me, being able to sort of really take that and channel it, see things like at one week where you have these thousands of folks across the company come together and invent these new technologies has been eye-opening for me,” he said. “In fact, I’m just getting ready to even host a dinner with some of the researchers that are working on the brain — you know, human-brain interface.”

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If you would like to comment directly in the thread started by Starspawn, here is a link to that thread:

 

https://www.futureti...uter-interface/


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Another good article found by Starspawn:

 

 

How to control robots with brainwaves and hand gestures

 

https://news.mit.edu...-mit-csail-0620

 

Introduction:

 

(MIT News) Getting robots to do things isn’t easy: Usually, scientists have to either explicitly program them or get them to understand how humans communicate via language.

But what if we could control robots more intuitively, using just hand gestures and brainwaves?

 

A new system spearheaded by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) aims to do exactly that, allowing users to instantly correct robot mistakes with nothing more than brain signals and the flick of a finger.

 

Building off the team’s past work focused on simple binary-choice activities, the new workexpands the scope to multiple-choice tasks, opening up new possibilities for how human workers could manage teams of robots.

 

By monitoring brain activity, the system can detect in real-time if a person notices an error as a robot does a task. Using an interface that measures muscle activity, the person can then make hand gestures to scroll through and select the correct option for the robot to execute.

 

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A system developed at MIT allows a human supervisor to correct a robot's mistakes using gestures and brainwaves.

Photo: Joseph DelPreto/MIT CSAIL


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This brain-controlled prosthetic will lend you a hand — and a whole arm

 

https://www.theverge...pernumerary-bmi

 

Introduction:

 

(The Verge) For years, scientists have been exploring how we can use signals from the brain to control prosthetic limbs. Usually, this work is focused on restoring motor function to people who have lost an arm or a leg, but new research from Japan shows how the same technology can also be used to augment existing human capabilities.

 

Engineers from Kyoto’s Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute have demonstrated how people can be taught to control a third robotic arm with their brains, even using the limb to multitask. As described in a paper published in the journal Science Robotics today, eight of 15 test subjects were able to successfully balance a ball on a board with their hands, while grabbing a water bottle with a brain-controlled robot arm.

 

Although this may sound like something out of science fiction, it’s important to stress that the functionality of this third arm is extremely basic. The prosthetic moved along a predetermined path and performed only a single gesture: closing and opening its hand. Similarly, the brain-machine interface used to control the arm is not some magical mind-reading device. It’s a cap fitted with electrodes that measure electrical signals produced by the brain. In this case, participants were asked to imagine opening and closing the robot hand. The scientists recorded this signal, and turned it into an instruction for the robot arm.

 

“What we’re measuring is leakage from the brain’s electrical activity,” Shuichi Nishio, one of the researchers involved in the study, tells The Verge. “We have to tune [the brain-machine interface] for each participant; selecting the right electrodes and frequencies.”

 

Even with these limitations, though, it is very interesting work. As Nishio and his colleague Christian Peñaloza point out in their paper, it seems to be the first time supernumerary limbs have been controlled using the human brain. Usually such prosthetics are operated using joysticks or, if connected directly to the human body, electrical signals from muscles.

 

 

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Test participants had to balance a ball, moving it between colored shapes on a board, while grabbing a robot bottle with a robot hand.


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Which reminds me of:

 

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https://www.bing.com...mage &FORM=IGRE


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TWO PEOPLE WITH PARALYSIS WALK AGAIN USING AN IMPLANTED DEVICE

 

https://www.theverge...mulation-device

 

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(The Verge) After Kelly Thomas’ truck flipped with her inside of it in 2014, she was told that she probably would never walk again. Now, with help from a spinal cord implant that she’s nicknamed “Junior,” Thomas is able to walk on her own.

 

Thomas and Jeff Marquis, who was paralyzed after a mountain biking accident, can now independently walk again after participating in a study at the University of Louisville that was published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Thomas’ balance is still off and she needs a walker, but she can walk a hundred yards across grass. She also gained muscle and lost the nerve pain in her foot that has persisted since her accident. Another unnamed person with a spinal cord injury can now independently step across the ground with help from a trainer, according to a similar study at the Mayo Clinic that was also published today in the journal Nature Medicine.

 

For the nearly 1.3 million people who are paralyzed because of spinal cord injuries in the US, the hope is that standing and stepping can help bring more independence, improve circulation and bone density, and boost cardiovascular health. “There’s no real treatment for people with this type of injury,” says Susan Harkema, associate director of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville and senior author of the New England Journal of Medicinepaper. “This isn’t taking them back to before their injury, but it’s giving them significant, incremental return of function, and health — and that can make their daily lives substantially better.”

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Which reminds me of:

 

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I can't wait until I can have terrifying octopus arms controlled with my mind!

 

*​dramatic music*

 

Or perhaps they will control me... 



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BrainNet allows three people to communicate using brainwaves to play Tetris
October 1, 2018 by Bob Yirka, Tech Xplore
https://techxplore.c...ves-tetris.html

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A combined team of researchers from the University of Washington and Carnegie Mellon University has developed what they call BrainNet —a system that allows three people to communicate with one another using only brain waves. They have written a paper describing their system and how well it works and have posted it on the arXiv preprint server.

Prior research has shown that it is possible for two people to collaborate to a limited extent using brain waves to play a video game. In this new effort, the researchers have extended the idea to include a third person.

 

 

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Psychokinetic prostheses would replace most buttons, switches, levers, knobs, sliders, touch-pads, etc.

Most, but not all. It wouldn't be smart to get rid of the simplest, mechanical input devices. 


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Psychokinetic prostheses would replace most buttons, switches, levers, knobs, sliders, touch-pads, etc.

Most, but not all. It wouldn't be smart to get rid of the simplest, mechanical input devices. 

 

 

Yeah, try programming code, writing legal doctrine, or having a nuclear arsenal fired with just your mind. 



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