So looks like there is a growing interest to the implantable version of the brain machine interface. I do think this technology will improve over
time. This is being championed as something to help cure disease.
It is my belief that it will really begin to advance once alternative versions are created which are not for helping cure disease but instead be used
by anyone who wants to use the technology.
I also think there is a huge global market and international competition to create and streamline the best versions of the technology.
In my opinion there may be many who raise red flags with this type of technology becoming available to the common public and I think those concerned
citizens and lawmakers may slow the progress of this technology getting out to normal healthy non diseased people for better or worse.
I think a big roadblock to this technology is also various religious factions for example some believe that this technology is the mark of the beast
spokem of in bible prophecy who believe this technology is the work of te devil.
In my opinion I dont think it will be viable or realistic until it becomes useful for everyone similar to cell phones and cars.
For example eventually it may take the form of a self forming mesh of nanobots that can be taken as a pill. I think healthy people would like to
avoid any type of invasive sugery or injection. Alot more people would probably want to have it then.
I also think it needs an easy way to upgrade and remove the technology without an invasive sugery or injection. Because who wants anything stuck in
their brain that they cant get out.
Also I think eventually consumers would need the technology to project images directly into the retna of the eye or the immpossible visual cortex for
it to really be something people would want to have. Oherwise we can just look at a cell phone.
Finally far in the future the devices need to be able to actually work with the brain to store information, increase knowledge, multitask, and merge
with a personal AI assistant. Meaning the brain and will need to become living versions of AI giving people the ability to make billons of
calculations per second rather than a computer doing it for you.
There are multiple companies working on this technology and perhaps there is some competition. However I think thi tech is being championed by the
department of defence probaly because they know that by using the private sector and consumerism true innovation grows by leaps and bounds.
Anyways those are my thoughts on the technology what say you ATS what is going on with this technology?
Mark Zuckerberg has sold close to 30 million shares of Facebook to fund an ambitious biomedical research project, called the Chan Zuckerberg
Initiative, with the alleged goal of curing all disease within a generation. A less publicized component of the $5 billion program includes work on
brain-machine interfaces, devices that essentially translate thoughts into commands. The applications of brain-machine interfaces are far-reaching:
while some researchers focus on using them to help assist people with spinal cord injuries or other illnesses that affect movement, others aim to see
them transform how everyone interacts with laptops and smartphones.
In a paper published in the top-notch scientific journal Nature on New Year's Eve, the researchers detail a wireless brain device implanted in a
primate that records, stimulates, and modifies its brain activity in real time, sensing a normal movement and stopping it immediately. Scientists
refer to the interference as "therapy" because it could eventually be used to treat diseases like epilepsy or Parkinson's by stopping a seizure or
other disruptive motion just as it starts.
"Our device is able to monitor the primate's brain while it's providing the therapy so you know exactly what's happening," Rikky Muller, a
co-author of the new study and an assistant professor of computer science and engineering at UC Berkeley, told Business Insider.