Sunday, February 25, 2018
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Matrix-like learning 'within 30 years'


Posted on Friday, 21 March, 2014 | Comment icon 23 comments

Can information be downloaded directly to the brain ? Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Jeff Golden
The ability to learn a whole new skill almost instantly could be available within just a few decades.
In hit movie 'The Matrix', Keanu Reeves' character Neo learns extensive martial arts expertise in a matter of hours by having the information directly downloaded in to his brain through a computer. But what if we could do something similar in real life ?

MIT Media Lab founder Nicholas Negroponte recently spoke out at the TED's 30th anniversary event in Vancouver about his predictions for the next 30 years. Of particular interest was his belief that we will soon be able to learn entire new subjects simply by ingesting a special type of pill.

"Once information is in your bloodstream, some kind of mechanism could deposit the information in the brain," he said. "You could take a pill and learn English or the works of Shakespeare."

Scientists have already been able to observe the way in which memory-forming molecules come together in the brain, so if we could find a way to control this process directly it could make the concept of a 'knowledge pill' a distinct possibility.

Whether you could use it to learn kung fu however will remain to be seen.

Source: Business Insider | Comments (23)

Tags: Matrix, Pill

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #14 Posted by Whatsinausername on 23 March, 2014, 4:52
Oh well, it's never going to come true anyway so .. . .
Comment icon #15 Posted by woopypooky on 23 March, 2014, 13:13
They should start with a woman pill to instant orgasm
Comment icon #16 Posted by bigjonalien on 24 March, 2014, 5:24
this is old, the military were doing the experiments 10 years ago!
Comment icon #17 Posted by regeneratia on 25 March, 2014, 1:43
I personally think even the prophets of science have some wishful thinking.
Comment icon #18 Posted by regeneratia on 25 March, 2014, 1:45
They should start with a woman pill to instant orgasm There is a spot easy to locate, outside any secondary sex organs that can bring one to orgasm, stimulated merely by cognition. You just have to know it is there and know how to get it to work.
Comment icon #19 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 25 March, 2014, 12:10
Comment icon #20 Posted by LimeGelatin on 25 March, 2014, 15:51
As long as I don't have to plug into anything, I just can't wait!
Comment icon #21 Posted by regeneratia on 25 March, 2014, 20:01
As long as I don't have to plug into anything, I just can't wait! I will tell you what, there were times in nursing school where I did want to eliminate the need for a petty, unenlightened nursing instructor.
Comment icon #22 Posted by AZDZ on 25 March, 2014, 20:14
Kindergarten to College graduate in a few easy downloads. They could enter the workforce decades earlier. Imagine the benefits to the economy!
Comment icon #23 Posted by Mikko-kun on 31 March, 2014, 7:13
Yeah well... combine this with the body-modification tech, not just mechanical but the purely biological modifications like hormones etc, then you might have instant firemen and kung fu teachers. Like going to a McDonalds


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

6120468
261273
173497

 
Opportunity rover marks 5,000 days on Mars
2-24-2018
The remarkably resilient rover has managed to extend its original three-month mission to over 13 years.
Suspect goes on toilet strike for 37 days
2-24-2018
A man who was arrested after swallowing drugs has been refusing to go to the bathroom for over a month.
Universe is expanding faster than predicted
2-24-2018
New data from the Hubble Space Telescope has shown that the universe is expanding faster than expected.
Inflatable space hotel could launch by 2021
2-23-2018
Tourists may soon have the opportunity to book a room in a hotel with a rather extraordinary view.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
The real story of Galileo
Posted 2-20-2018 | 0 comments
Exactly why was legendary astronomer Galileo Galilei convicted of heresy ?
 
Big Bang vs Big Bounce
Posted 2-16-2018 | 0 comments
Was there another universe here before our own universe came in to existence ?
 
The Leaning Tower of Lire
Posted 2-12-2018 | 0 comments
Vsauce returns with a thought-provoking video about the problem of stacking blocks.
 
How did the dinosaurs die ?
Posted 2-8-2018 | 1 comment
A look at the devastating events that preceded the extinction of the dinosaurs.
 
World's longest bicycle
Posted 2-5-2018 | 2 comments
This ridiculous bicycle measures 41.42 meters in length and took nine months to put together.
 
 View: More videos
Stories & Experiences
 
Black hole in Bismarck
2-14-2018 | Mandan
 
 
Trapped and chased
2-9-2018 | Saskatchewan canada
 
Someone calling my name
2-9-2018 | Budd Lake NJ
 
Strange feeling
1-18-2018 | Different places
 
Unexplained voices
1-18-2018 | United States
 
First college apartment
12-31-2017 | Daytona Beach, FL
 
The night my niece was murdered
12-19-2017 | Delhi, Louisiana
 
Mysterious Headlights
12-10-2017 | Morgan County, Alabama
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ