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First ever brain-to-brain interface created

lab rats brains linked talk interface

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:16 PM

Scientists have connected the brains of lab rats, allowing one to communicate directly to another via cables.

The wired brain implants allowed sensory and motor signals to be sent from one rat to another, creating the first ever brain-to-brain interface.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-21604005

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

I think this is a very bad idea...  How many people have such full control of their thoughts that they can communicate directly with out filter to another - and not offend them?....

Most of our thoughts are pretty chaotic - if not in subject matter then in focus and attention span....

Unless there is a way to only 'broadcast' consciously then this will result in a lot of trouble for every one...


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

Old news. The Vulcans have been doing this since at least stardate 4657.5

http://en.memory-alp...ulcan_mind_meld

Edited by ealdwita, 28 February 2013 - 03:50 PM.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

Give it time and we will all be linked. Problem is that all connections will be via some state organisation. Then there will be no more "Inncorrect" voting, or illegal thoughts etc. Utopia beckons us, what wonderful times we live in....


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:02 PM

Government mind control,coming soon to a Country near you.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 05:27 PM

Oh God, "Borg" is now on the horizon.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:13 PM

Chipping everyone at birth will become mandatory.  The thought police have arrived.


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Posted 28 February 2013 - 08:55 PM

Very interesting stuff, another milestone has been reached. Man, think about how this could be used. How ppl could possibly reach a new level of understanding. Or make criminals really understand what they have done by hooking up victims or something. Or people in a semi-vegetated state that could finally perhaps communicate again.

Ohhhh the possibilities.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 01:56 AM

View PostTaun, on 28 February 2013 - 03:32 PM, said:

I think this is a very bad idea...  How many people have such full control of their thoughts that they can communicate directly with out filter to another - and not offend them?....

Most of our thoughts are pretty chaotic - if not in subject matter then in focus and attention span....

Unless there is a way to only 'broadcast' consciously then this will result in a lot of trouble for every one...

That's why we have the ability to lie or "hide the truth".
Lying's not always a bad thing...
Keeping a surprise birthday party secret or what Santa is bringing for your kids would be impossible without it.
Lying, although consider bad, if a very functional part of our life.

Damn hard to take a "sick day" when the boss can read your mind.

Edited by synchronomy, 01 March 2013 - 01:57 AM.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 12:34 PM

I got to remember to get some tin foil at the store today.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:00 PM

Poor rats, I feel so bad for them :((  They are such  brilliant and resilient creatures.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:24 PM

I find this repulsive.  Why would anyone even want to research this?  Just wrong.


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 03:29 PM

View PostRender, on 28 February 2013 - 08:55 PM, said:

Very interesting stuff, another milestone has been reached. Man, think about how this could be used. How ppl could possibly reach a new level of understanding. Or make criminals really understand what they have done by hooking up victims or something. Or people in a semi-vegetated state that could finally perhaps communicate again.

Ohhhh the possibilities.

Or the criminal could drive the victim insane - or make the vicitim just like he/she is... It works both ways...

Of course, I'm a guy who doesn't think I need to be 'connected' to the world 24/7 with status updates and stream of consciousness blogging/twittering/facebooking...  Hell, I regret having to have a cell phone... Imagine being linked mind to mind... We hate each other enough now...


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 06:55 PM

The technology has its pros and cons. Like a knife, a gun, you can't judge them with just a word.
But then again, a human has the voice and the ears for a reason, unless you want to become like this
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 08:38 PM

vivisection.
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