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Scientists have successfully captured the thoughts of a rat in Brazil and electronically transmitted them through the Internet to the brain of a rat in the US. The Brazilian rat had been energetically running around in a lab. When the American rat received the brain waves of its South American counterpart, it immediately began to mimic the behavior – despite the thousands of miles between them.
"The same team of DARPA-funded researchers have also been able to send rats brain signals that caused them to press a lever a the sight of a red light, distinguish narrow openings from wide ones, and poke water a water port with their nose."
Government mind control may not be as farfetched as it sounds
The $26 million study of brain-machine interfaces was funded by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which ultimately hopes to have this technology available to humans.
Originally posted by MichiganSwampBuck
The big questions are why do this type of study? What are they developing, a weapon or a defense against one, or both? Who are they planning on using it on and is it for a beneficial purpose? Is it even moral to use this tech for any purpose?