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Scientists create real-life 'Borg' network


Posted on Tuesday, 2 October, 2018 | Comment icon 16 comments

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Researchers have succeeded in hooking together the brains of three people to create a shared network.
Known as BrainNet, the remarkable achievement was made possible using a combination of electroencephalograms (EEGs), which record the electrical impulses from brain activity, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which stimulate neurons using magnetic fields.

In a recent experiment, two 'senders' had their brains connected up to the network and were asked to control a Tetris-style game by way of staring at one of two different flashing LEDs.

A third connected individual - the 'receiver' - was able to pick up the control commands from the other two and use them to rotate the blocks in the game.

Across five different groups of participants, an accuracy level of over 80% was achieved.
"We present BrainNet which, to our knowledge, is the first multi-person non-invasive direct brain-to-brain interface for collaborative problem solving," the researchers wrote.

"The interface allows three human subjects to collaborate and solve a task using direct brain-to-brain communication."

In the future, the scientists hope to connect much larger groups of people together in a similar way.

Eventually, the technology could result in interconnected brain networks much like that of the Borg - the fictional cybernetic antagonists of the Star Trek franchise.

"Our results raise the possibility of future brain-to-brain interfaces that enable cooperative problem solving by humans using a 'social network' of connected brains," the researchers wrote.

Source: Science Alert | Comments (16)

Tags: Network, Brain

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #7 Posted by AllPossible on 3 October, 2018, 5:33
As cool as this sounds I think it's the beginning of the end of thinking on our own. If 3 people can simultaneously work together on 1 project, imagine when the technology gets to the point that someone else's mind can overpower yours during this process & make you do something you didn't want to or even AI taking over. I love technology & how fast humans are evolving but wow, maybe this "project" in 50-100 years could create zombies (sounds stupid) but imagine having no control overself. Far fetched? So was going to space & creating the atom bomb
Comment icon #8 Posted by Avalanche on 3 October, 2018, 8:47
And one of their brains exploded? ;-)
Comment icon #9 Posted by Socio on 3 October, 2018, 12:06
The Progressive Left may get their utopia, a programmable global hive, they will never question, never think for themselves and their sense of individuality will be replaced with single-minded enslavement to the amelioration of the one.
Comment icon #10 Posted by Orphalesion on 3 October, 2018, 12:22
I'm very astonished by this. And maybe a bit scared. And maybe a tiny bit turned on.
Comment icon #11 Posted by UFOwatcher on 3 October, 2018, 14:46
" In the future, the scientists hope to connect much larger groups of people together in a similar way. " So will the Military and organized crime. I see a lot of areas where this could be not for good.
Comment icon #12 Posted by Almighty Evan on 3 October, 2018, 17:01
Most already made The Commitment in late 2008, or in 1999 for the Coward that preceded their god.
Comment icon #13 Posted by Amanda Evans on 3 October, 2018, 22:53
NO NO NO NO.
Comment icon #14 Posted by TripGun on 4 October, 2018, 12:04
Well, where do I sign?
Comment icon #15 Posted by paperdyer on 4 October, 2018, 16:35
It's scary for Microsoft, Google and Lotus Notes.  Who will buy their collaboration software!  Just what we need!  One psycho finding a way to take control and start a murder or robbery spree.  How need Skynet if we have a "Queen" Borg.
Comment icon #16 Posted by pallidin on 5 October, 2018, 20:57
Could get, uh, "interesting" when competing AI platforms decide the other is an annoyance.


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