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It may look like any other thread, but this thin, flexible electrode could help radically improve our knowledge of the brain - and create far better interfaces between humans and computers.
It is a thread of highly conductive carbon fiber, coated in plastic, and is so small it can be placed next to individual neurons to 'listen' to them.
The conductive gel pad at the end is placed up against soft cell membranes, and that close connection means the signals from brain cells come in much clearer
This kind of technology could eventually be used to send signals to prosthetic limbs, overcoming inflammation larger electrodes cause that damages both the brain and the electrodes
Originally posted by eNumbra
I love how everyone always goes to The Matrix when talking about plugging into computers, when in reality, The Matrix was more akin to sophisticated virtual reality worlds; Ghost in the Shell did it first and its futurist vision covered human-computer interfacing including with prosthetics in ways The Matrix never dreamed of
/pop culture snob.
Awesome, things like this mean that we may see prosthetic replacements that are virtually indistinguishable from the real things within our lifetimes.
Originally posted by cconn487
It would be awesome to one day somehow download your active dream onto an external hard drive device for later viewing.
Originally posted by Unity_99
Then the clean advanced tech can be explored providing it doesn't put us into submission to anything or anyone.
Originally posted by Zcustosmorum
Makes you wonder, how big a step is it to be able to create learning programs (like The Matrix) in order to learn new skills? Gimme some of that ninja stuff anyday