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The Human Assisted Neural Devices (HAND) program at DARPA has provided the basis for a number of assistive devices controlled, in part, by neural signals provided by the user. There is continued interest in discovering the underlying processing structures the brain uses to perform tasks, with the eventual goal of leveraging these processes with algorithms and models that can control external assistive devices. An approach that takes into account the distributed nature of neural functioning, the dynamics of neural plasticity and changes to functional networks, as well as analysis that encompass the wide spatial and temporal scales of neural processing is more appropriately descriptive of the underlying information processes of the brain. Consequently, a new experimental and theoretical paradigm is needed if we are to advance beyond incremental advances in development.
Originally posted by absente
Because "monitoring vital signs" is just the official reason - the list of unofficial reasons for implanting those chips to people is quite bigger ..
Originally posted by bassistchris
What i don't get is why it needs to be a micro chip?
Well, to put it simply into reality, know well that Cheney is the real President and it is he, that does the plotting behind the scenes. Cheney just fitted a new battery to his old water-pump and wants everyone to do the same. Read this article about how Cheney operates, like a jackal.
Originally posted by ThichHeaded
But i think in their case do they even have a choice in the matter?
Originally posted by tyranny22
They have to control (or have the feeling of control) everything down to the single soldier.
“We now lose a large percentage of patients to bleeding, and getting vital information such as how much oxygen is in the tissue back to ER physicians and medical personnel can often mean the difference between life and death,” said Guiseppi-Elie. “Our goal is to improve the quality and expediency of care for fallen soldiers and civilian trauma victims.”
Originally posted by Tibris
If it acts as a processor for info on vital signs then what else could it process?
Originally posted by Tibris
Is it able to read the electronic signals in our brains and interpret them, or is it not connected to any of the nerves?
Originally posted by malganis
So they could tell people that they are for medical purposes then once most of the population is chipped they announce martial law with curfews, etc and mention that they can actually keep track of the population through the chips!