posted on Oct, 8 2012 @ 09:36 PM
Originally posted by Rubicant13
What do you all here at ATS think? The future of drone warfare?
Just moving it up and down is pretty useless.
This technology was basically available 20 years ago except the subject was controlling the mouse pointer altitude on a computer screen. It was
trivial to change the output from a computer screen to a drone so there is basically no advance in 20 years shown by this.
To take it to the next stage of complete mind control might require something like cybernetic implants to interface with the brain. Whether the
cybernetic implants would work and whether people would actually tolerate that and whether it's a human rights violation are future questions.
However, given China's record on human rights, I don't think they'd be concerned about this aspect...they could probably find some "volunteers"
to get the implants. Then it might work. If it involves opening the skull to attach the connectors though, it's risky, because the brain is carefully
protected and the damage to the skull might not heal unless the "volunteer" is a child.
Intel Wants Brain Implants in Its Customers' Heads by 2020
If the idea of turning consumers into true cyborgs sounds creepy, don't tell Intel researchers. Intel's Pittsburgh lab aims to develop brain
implants that can control all sorts of gadgets directly via brain waves by 2020.
The scientists anticipate that consumers will adapt quickly to the idea, and indeed crave the freedom of not requiring a keyboard, mouse, or remote
control for surfing the Web or changing channels. They also predict that people will tire of multi-touch devices such as our precious iPhones, Android
smart phones and even Microsoft's wacky Surface Table.
Turning brain waves into real-world tech action still requires some heavy decoding of brain activity. The Intel team has already made use of fMRI
brain scans to match brain patterns with similar thoughts across many test subjects.
So, Intel is already working on the technology to take mind
control of devices to the next level which is what it will take from what I've seen so far.
Brain implants seem too freaky to me. I'll probably never get one if I can help it.