Now scientist have seemingly found a way to control the mind of a worm and its actions...
In the quest to understand how the brain turns sensory input into behavior, Harvard scientists have crossed a major threshold.
Using precisely-targeted lasers, researchers have been able to take over an animal's brain, instruct it to turn in any direction they choose, and even
to implant false sensory information, fooling the animal into thinking food was nearby.
Caenorhabditis elegans, adult hermaphrodite
This seems all a bit scary to me... We have already seen the effects of mind control e.g. MKUltra, and disturbingly in years to come, scientists may
also crack the human brain and be able to control the mind of a human and his/her actions.
This gave me the heebie jeebies....
"If we can understand simple nervous systems to the point of completely controlling them, then it may be a possibility that we can gain a
comprehensive understanding of more complex systems," Ramanathan said. "This gives us a framework to think about neural circuits, how to manipulate
them, which circuit to manipulate and what activity patterns to produce in them .
Ooft, that just creeps me out to the core...! It might be decades away at least, but still the thought of it.
In scientific terms, yes its an incredible breakthrough. But, as long as it stays out of dangerous hands...
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