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Two monkeys with tiny sensors in their brains have learned to control a mechanical arm with just their thoughts, using it to reach for and grab food and even to adjust for the size and stickiness of morsels when necessary, scientists reported on Wednesday.
The report, released online by the journal Nature, is the most striking demonstration to date of brain-machine interface technology. Scientists expect that technology will eventually allow people with spinal cord injuries and other paralyzing conditions to gain more control over their lives.
Originally posted by _Phoenix_
We are this advanced, yet we still experiment on animals........
I would, however, throw boxes of kittens into a meat grinder if it meant Lou Gehrig's Disease (or any other, I only use it from personal experience) would be wiped clean from the earth.
I am not saying I like the thought. I am being realistic.
if they can get a computer to respond to the monkeys brain, equating thoughts with computer action, then this means HUGE breakthroughs with that field for humans as well.