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"Getting a biological molecule to control the electric current in a transistor is a first step towardcomputers that would interface directly with the brain, Noy told TechNewsDaily."
"To develop machines controlled by the mind, "we will need to have a way for our [brain cells] to talk to the electronic systems," Noy said. "I think what we demonstrated is a first step towards that distant goal."
Humans and machines could be one step closer to merging thanks to a new transistor
Originally posted by Romanian
The big issue will come when we realize than the good implementations will only be available to the rich. The rulling class will finally have biological superiority in addition to the existing advantages. The rest of us? prepare for slavery and two races world.
[edit on 22-5-2010 by Romanian]
Originally posted by RedGolem
Thanks to everyone for posting.
I like to think the scary, abusive aspects of this are a long ways off, although be it we will all just have to wait and see about that. I do hope it will bring some hope to those who will need it.
Transistors are electronic components that can modulate or switch current on and off in a circuit. To make one that would respond to a biological molecule, Noy and his team borrowed from living cells.