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Posted 16 October 2004 - 04:55 PM

news icon rSubmitted by Stellar: An pill-sized brain chip has allowed a quadriplegic man to check e-mail and play computer games using his thoughts. The device can tap into a hundred neurons at a time, and is the most sophisticated such implant tested in humans so far.

Many paralysed people control computers with their eyes or tongue. But muscle function limits these techniques, and they require a lot of training. For over a decade researchers have been trying to find a way to tap directly into thoughts.

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 08:06 PM

Very Interesting

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 09:10 PM

There's always a downside side to all most all inventions and this technology holds a terrifying future for criminal purposes.  Just use your imagination...

I know the upside is very promising...but this sort of technology shouldn't fall under the wrong hands.

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 10:33 PM

wow!! i dont think there can be a dwonside to that, that is amazing, i wish i could do something like that, i mean he just thinks and the computer reads his thoughts... i cant believe the technology there.. that is absolutly incredible!

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Posted 16 October 2004 - 11:44 PM

this technology is oging to replace keyboards in the future i bet. awesome thread ! thumbsup.gif

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 12:08 AM

thats amazing, I almost cant bring myself to believe it.. I mean, controling things with your thoughts? I am going to have to reaserch this a bit more.. dontgetit.gif

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 03:36 AM

may the brain haxoring commence .

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 03:46 AM

This is very amazing, but Blue Scorpion is right. If someone were to alter that technology slightly people will soon be able to control certain things with their thoughts that they shouldn't be controlling.

This is almost hard to believe... almost like something from a sci-fi movie became real. How credible is this?


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Posted 17 October 2004 - 10:37 AM

Thats really amazing, just imagine what the future is going to b elike with all these new technologies being created its going to be very interesting indeed!

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Posted 17 October 2004 - 01:26 PM

Technology is getting amazing; in the advances we are making (so long as it’s used for the good of mankind).

Soon we won’t even need computers; we will be sending emails directly to each other’s head!

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 10:39 PM

That's just so cool.  cool.gif
I want one.

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 04:58 PM

Sounds too much like The Outer Limits to me.

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 06:47 PM

Think of how much i could post just by THINKING IT.

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 07:11 PM

I think it is dangerous stuff. Imagine someone breaking into your thoughts later on in the future, or even someone being able to manipulate anything with their head...

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Posted 20 October 2004 - 07:38 PM

QUOTE(BurnSide @ Oct 20 2004, 08:47 AM)
Think of how much i could post just by THINKING IT.

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dude, thats scary....dont ever say that again


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