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Mr Musk starts up new medical firm researching human / machine brain linking

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posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:32 PM
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Tesla boss Elon Musk has announced he is setting up a firm called "Neralink";


a start-up which aims to develop technology that connects our brains to computers.


BBC News: Elon Musk creates Neuralink brain electrode firm


A report from the Wall Street Journal, later confirmed in a tweet by Mr Musk, said the company was in its very early stages and registered as a “medical research” firm.



The company will develop so-called “neural lace” technology which would implant tiny electrodes into the brain. The technique could be used to improve memory or give humans added artificial intelligence. According to the Journal, leading academics in the field have been signed up to work at the company which is being funded privately by Mr Musk. Specialists in the field envision a time when humans may be able to upload and download thoughts.


It's gonna happen. Did we doubt it would.

I enjoyed the movie "Transcendence". I have no doubts we will end up half organic and half machine.

Personally, I would not let any of that near me. I would rather die than that. I'm old guard and know the sacredness of independent natural thought. Anywhere else is cool, but not my brain and memory. Gamers might love it though, no doubt, and I think that humans will want it. The possibilities are endless really. We would be able to purchase with just the thought of deciding to purchase. By that time will we even want purchase anything, any way? I think all our purchases will even be digital and in the machine world we are making. "The Matrix" begins to look more and more like a possible future, give or take.

My imagination runs riot these days with entertaining notions of our possible future's trajectory. I know that the roll on effect is always "rollin' on" as momentum builds and builds.

I imagine that our brains could operate digital technology by thought alone. They will achieve it. One human thought could control endless actions by a huge army of machines, no keyboard, mouse or even voice required (even Alexa and Cortana are becoming yesterday's caveman news); just wi fi and blue tooth or whatever they evolve into needed and a twinkling satellite in orbit. It even goes beyond that: One thought beamed by satellite all around the world, from nanobots to Space plane drones carrying out the order that was generated by a mere thought in a human brain by power of mental will; telekinesis of a kind by scientific means . What power, Dr Fiendish! Thought could control a probe on Mars (if there is a way to counter delay). Once all the dots are joined up and AI develops universality like PC and MAC then it will be crazily fast evolving and machines will do even the thinking, far beyond human intellect and foresight. The word "computation" speaks for itself. By thought we would be able to order our robots.

Musing away further, it is the translation part that is the all important gizmo. We need to be able to interpret digital code as information for our neurons to receive and understand, and this needs to be interpreted back when we send information via our neurons by our wills and the thought process reflecting our wills' intent. Of course, we might yet discover the Holy Grail of neuron electric signalling patterns that are a universal bio-electrical language of their own, being able to interpret them and write them like code. If they are electrical then they must be behaving conforming to certain laws of electrical conduction in a sense. Remember, they can already tell a cockroach to go left and right (and I am sure much more by now in secret little labs where monkeys are doing all kinds of tricks for the scientists).

Will they make gizmos for our brains to be able to read code and that interpret our neurons and turn it back into code or will they synthesize neuron patterns, copying neuron signalling and relaying of information that they start using for universal digital technology? The less gizmos involved and the less translation involved, the better. CONVERSION is the magic word I am looking for here. Yes, it is the conversion challenge.

Imagine away, if you are so interested.




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posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 02:57 PM
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I recently thought about that former being -now digitalized- from the not so good movie Independence Day 2. I guess, if you´ve mastered all physical laws, if it´s possible during a lifetime, you´re do not want to face a biological death. Not sure either if digital, in the sense we use it, would be a good idea. Not electron based, that´s for sure. Seeing it from that point of view, our wetware is better protected against faults than a microchip -as we know them now- working on the principles of shifting potentials (meaning electron count difference).

You don´t want any bitflips, or a very good "repair program". And then, when # happens with the repair program, that´s your new "deadline" then. Not cell based failure, but bitflips and physical damage. It doesn´t take much for some ICs, touch them with some static left on your body and they opt out. It can be enough if you bring your finger near some chips and the static flips bits, turns on channels or recives input. Nearby IOs are affected, too. Of course, use pullups or pulldown resistors... But that´s not the main point.

We´re just not there yet.

I´m not sure if all gamers really want this:


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posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 03:32 PM
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a reply to: verschickter

That was hilariously funny. Thanks.

Knowing human beings, yeah, just yeah. The Matrix will be one huge world of GTA




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posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 05:01 PM
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This is already being done in relation to artificial limbs.



Brain-controlled prosthetic arm connected to nerves



sciencenordic.com...


Clinically the potential is enormous.



posted on Mar, 28 2017 @ 06:44 PM
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Looks like ill see the call of duty black ops 3 DNI made by the coalescence corporation one day after all. In the video game this technology does exactly what is being discussed here. It allows for control of artificial limbs, telekenetic communication, the ability to download and upload thoughts from both the brain of the individual and others connected by the dni but also interface and do the same with computers and computer to brain etc.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 06:20 AM
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a reply to: verschickter

Yup, we are. Look up national science foundation, mind machine interface. Been there, did it.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 06:46 AM
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a reply to: Rendaria
EEG? What interface did you use?



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 09:31 AM
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We are already at The Matrix.

It's just revealing itself to us.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: verschickter

I built the thing from scratch.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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a reply to: Rendaria

And it was wow over 10 years ago.



posted on Apr, 17 2017 @ 04:49 PM
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a reply to: verschickter

Obviously. But a lot of people make things more complicated than what they really are. So even though it was presented in Washington DC, I stopped working on it. I didn't think I was a very good speaker at the time. So it was very hard for me to convey the concept and even though it is a working device, it's not one that implants things into people's skulls and such. I still have the device. Although now, the interface used is outdated as well as compatibility with operating systems. Lol. Back when DOS was my god.



posted on Apr, 18 2017 @ 03:41 AM
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a reply to: Rendaria

I call bull# on this. There is basically no information in your post. It just doesn´t add up. I say pictures or it didn´t happen.



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