posted on May, 3 2009 @ 01:16 PM
Of course there are highly developed visual interfaces that you can put on 1 eye, for example the pilots of Apache helicopters. In a strict way, you
enhance the intelligence - by displaying information otherwise unknown - but the 'central processing unit' remains the brain by itself.
I think it will take another 15-25 years before we can make useful processing electrodes for our brain.. However, there have been certain advances of
simulating the neurons that transmit vision from the retina to the brain. So we're definitely getting closer.
I don't think though that we'll see true intelligence-enhancing interfaces in our lifetime though.. By which I mean, any apparatus that enhances the
total intelligence.. Something that would tell you which information to pay attention to, and what to link it to. We're not even close to having a
map of how this works (so far we have a huge list of brain parts and functions, and some elaborate interactions - but not a complete mapping). But to
me, I'd settle with 'artificial senses' - I like to use my own intelligence, as far as it goes ;].