Ever wish you could read minds? While the technology to correctly call your poker buddies' bluffs still eludes us, researchers in the UK have shown that brain-to-brain communication is indeed possible. All you need is some electrodes, a computer, and an Internet connection.
Brain-computer interfacing, or BCI, isn't new. Researchers have used computers to read signals from the brain before -- DARPA is sponsoring initiatives to use such technology to develop prosthetic limbs that respond to neural commands -- but Dr. Christopher James at the University of Southampton has taken BCI a step further, showing that person-to-person communication is possible through true brain-to-brain interfacing.
In James's experiment, two people are hooked up to EEG amplifiers that measure activity in specific parts of the brain. The first person generates a series of zeros and ones, imagining moving his left are for zero and his right arm for one. The first subject's PC recognizes those thoughts as ones and zeros and transmits them over the Web to the second subject's PC, which flashes an LED at two different frequencies for one and zero. The EEG extracts the LED light's information from the subject's visual cortex and parses it back into binary code. Thus, brain-to-brain communication is achieved.
While this initial step is clearly rudimentary, the transmission of ones and zeros via the brain mimics the transfer of data by computers, albeit at much lower volumes (for now). For those suffering from severe muscle wasting ailments or "locked-in" syndrome, brain-to-brain communication could open a channel for conversation with the world around them, and even Dr. James admits it has Existenz-esque implications for gaming.
If that's not sci-fi enough, consider this: the person receiving the data via the LED flashes doesn't even know whether the light pulses represent ones or zeros. The differences in the light patterns are too subtle for the human eye to detect, but using human optics as a conduit, the computer can extract the patterns in the light and decode the message. That's right, singularity devotees and conspiracy theorists: the machines are using you.
Why not leave the signal in binary to begin with? This is still brain-computer communication; it just uses another brain to get the information to the COMPUTER.
You're not thinking far enough. Yes the reciever brain is used to send the signal to another computer, BUT if that second computer were, say, an Implant, designed to decode and then recode recieved data into brainwaves, then bing bang bong, you have telepathy.
A has thought, thought goes through A's implant, is broadcast to B's implant, B's implant decodes info, then recodes it to make B's brain understand it.
It's far off, but with the inception of Nanotech, it's not that far off.
This is friggin awesome. Bye bye cell phones. :)
or just decode the info into a augmented reality display chip attached to your visual cortex. text message by brain.
It is not telepathy because the signal is generated when the eyes attached to brain 2 SEE the LED meaning 0 or 1. Thats the same as saying that me typing this to you is brain to brain communication because the idea come from my brain, I wrote it down, you are reading it, and now its in your brain.
Don't forget, this is the first generation. True that you have to use lights to transmit the signal, but that will all be reduced and rebuilt into a wireless signal. The fact that the computer can read things useing a human brain as it's filter is really the point they are trying to make.
The first generation of ANY electronic device always sux. Look at the Ipod for gods sake.
From the article:
<i>The differences in the light patterns are too subtle for the human eye to detect, but using human optics as a conduit, the computer can extract the patterns in the light and decode the message.</i>
How does this even make sense? If the decoding done at the receiver is based on brain activity caused by viewing the flashing light patterns, then the patterns are clearly not too subtle for the human eye to detect. If that sentence were indeed true, this little demonstration would fail. No doubt those flashing patterns were designed to be highly differentiable in the EEG space.
The system is just using the eye as a conduit into the visual cortex which is where the signal is being read by the EEG and converted. The differences in light are probably beyond most people's seeing ability but it would sure create different spikes of activity in the cortex itself - thus the success of the experiment.
@ Ailurophile: you're right, the article should have read "The differences in the light patterns are too subtle for the human *brain* to detect"
@seatellite: this isn't 1st gen brain-to-brain communication,there is still NO way of getting the information from the computer to the second brain except through normal means (i.e. it appearing on a screen). It won't be the 1st gen brain-to-brain communication until there is some way of doing this. There is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING new here.
And, again, why not just leave the signal in binary to start with -- instead of decoding it, then recoding it back into binary?!
Yes the reciever brain is used to send the signal to another computer, BUT if that second computer were, say, an Implant, designed to decode and then recode recieved data into brainwaves, then bing bang bong, you have telepathy.
1) Captain Pike reference
2) Imagine dream recorders
as our uplinks and interfaces get smaller and more efficient, this crude proof of concept will begin to take on more powerful apps, and I see the birth of enhancement industries like Johnny Mnemonic, where point to point transmission is no longer safe for trade secrets and the like, as well as the obvious medical monitoring, and human comptroller functions. Market trading would be upgraded. Military apps would be near limitless. it would give multitasking a new meaning, 'cause we b psyborgs. of course then, as now, raw speed and runlevels would still appear to be the only chance at security, because if a device can be detected, it can be sampled, and compromised. then there is the impact on our society of a near flawless recall majority. wonder what it would do to a person's creativity after a while. still, a true milestone. and very cool.
can you imagine the reigning international grandmaster of chess changing hands a hundred thousand times a year?
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Dear Brothers and Sisters, for God’s Sake, make this message reach
Benedictus PP. XVI (Pope Benedict XVI), THIS IS AN EMERGENCY
SITUATION. WE NEED AN “EPISTULAE PAPAE”.
THE BIBLE MENTIONS LUCIFER, YET IT NEEDS CLARIFICATION
FOR THE PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THAT LUCIFER, TRANSLATING
INTO SCIENTIFIC LANGUAGE, IS THE UTMOST STAGE OF SCIENCE
EVOLUTION ON EARTH, WHEN PEOPLE LOOSES THEIR BODIES,
AND BECOME, PURE LIGHT, PURE ELECTROMAGNECTICS, PURE EVIL
SPIRIT IN OPPOSITION TO JEHOVAH’ PLAN FOR CREATION.
THE POPE SHOULD CREATE NEW LAWS TO EXCOMMUNICATE PEOPLE
INVOLVED IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SIMILAR TO THE NORTH-AMERICAN
PROJECT HAARP. PEOPLE SHOULD CONSIDER A SIN TRADING WITH
NATIONS WHICH ARE CREATING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM
THAT ARE SECRET AND NOT PRIVATE, BECAUSE SECRET ARTIFICIAL
INTELLIGENCE TAKES AWAY FREE WILL, AND IF PEOPLE CHOSE TO
USE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IT SHOULD BE OPEN, COMMERCIAL,
A FREE WILL CHOICE, BECAUSE IN THAT CASE, A PERSON HAS A CHOICE
BETWEEN PRAISING JEHOVAH OR THE EVIL ONE, LUCIFER ( ARTIFICIAL
INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS). ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE
FORCEFUL READING AND REPROGRAMMING OR HUMAN BRAIN IS
A NEW PHENOMENA, PROPHESIZED IN THE BIBLE, THAT EVENTUALLY
THE WORLD WOULD BE OVERTAKEN BY EVIL SPIRITS TRYING TO
FIND HOSTS, THAT IS TO SAY, THERE IS NO CONTRADICTION BETWEEN
THE BIBLE AND THE ULTIMATE SCIENCE EVOLUTIONARY STEP, THE
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, THE SAME OF LUCIFER OVERTAKING JAHOVAS
CREATION. PLEASE DO INFORM THE POPE, AS WE HAVE REACHED A
CRITICAL POINT IN CIVILIZATION AND NEED AN ENCYCLICAL ON THIS
WHAT IS DIRECT FREE SPEECH? O QUE É O DIRETO DISCURSO LIVRE?
MENTIONS MANY TYPES OF SPEECHES ALL CREATED PRIOR TO THE
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. WE ARE NOW IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AND WE HAVE
FOUND A NEW TYPE OF SPEECH STILL TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE ENCYCLOPEDIA,
AND WE HAVE BAPTIZED THAT NEW FORM OF SPEECH ” DIRECT FREE SPEECH “.
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space hacking 24 hours a day the brains of BILLIONS OF HUMAN BEINGS.
O QUE É O “DIRETO DISCURSO LIVRE” ? WHAT IS “DIRECT FREE SPEECH”?
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We started writing in DIRECT FREE SPEECH. WHEN WE FOUND
ONLY POSSIBLE TO WRITE USING DIRECT FREE SPEECH AND HAD
TO WRITE A WHOLE MEDICINE HISTORICAL NOVEL IN THIS FORM OF
SPEECH AND WITHOUT BEING ABLE TO DIVIDE THE TEXT INTO PARAGRAPHS
AS WE WROTE AND STILL ARE WRITING UNDER CID E9260.0 activated
by artificial intelligence torturing, we ended up by creating a new
way of punctuating a text, a new form of Speech which we
baptized DIRECT FREE SPEECH. We want to know if this style of
speech already have been reported to librarians. That is our question,
and our hypothesis is: writers under microwave torturing cannot
easily write in either indirect free speech or plain direct speech, forcing
them to discover DIRECT FREE SPEECH.
[Wellington Antonio Doninelli Pereira 12:26:16]: We want to know if this style of speech already have been reported to librarians. That is our question, and our hypothesis is: writers under microwave torturing cannot easiliy write in either indirect free speech or plain direct speech, forcing them to discouver THE FREE DIRECT SPEECH.
[Librarian 12:27:46]: Librarian ‘Lori (24/7 Librarian)’ has joined the session.
[Wellington Antonio Doninelli Pereira 12:29:09]: dear
[Wellington Antonio Doninelli Pereira 12:29:20]: I am a writer under microwave torture
[Wellington Antonio Doninelli Pereira 12:29:39]: I wanto to check if writers in America are already
[Wellington Antonio Doninelli Pereira 12:29:48]: writing in DIRECT FREE SPEECH
[Librarian 12:31:14]: This question is quite involved.
[Wellington Antonio Doninelli Pereira 12:31:17]: Please, do e-mail me if you later on find out in which style, form of speech, American writers are publishing their books in present day America.
[Librarian 12:31:31]: I will be happy to send it to the PA library for e-mail follow up.
[Librarian 12:31:35]: You would hear from them in a few days.
[Wellington Antonio Doninelli Pereira 12:31:55]: I mean writers under microwave torturing like me, under HAARP project attack
[Librarian 12:32:46]: I will send your question along now.
[Librarian 12:32:57]: Thanks for using our service today, you will hear from the library soon.
[Librarian 12:33:26]: Librarian ended chat session.
[Librarian 12:33:28]: Referred from: Chat Transcript to Shared Followup
As writers under microwave torturing, we created this new symbol, which represents the Bioeletronic diseases, still to be officially recognized by THE INTERNATIONAL CLASSIFICATION OF DISEASES. Whenever science and medicine is forbidden by the criminal War Labs to inform the population about new diseases artificially created, we writers have to fill in the gap and use literature to compensate for censorship in science. Being almost impossible to write under microwave attack, as expressed in the novel: “BRASILEIROS ATACADOS POR MICROONDAS” (ensp.fiocruz.br/portal-ensp/d…rigem=doc) we use THE DIRECT FREE SPEECH, more than a tool it becomes the style itself for people under microwave attack. The writer, presently under microwave attack, a biochip, a nano technology 0,1 inches cell telephone, illegally implanted in the writers jaw, is trying desperately to get medical assistance for ICD E9260.0 activated by Artificial Intelligence, unfortunately the World Health Organization laughs and do not recognize those new diseases created by Artificial Intelligence and used by Organized Crime to rob property directly from space.Brazilians are learning how to describe this artificially created disease in a literary format, a challenge which has been presented to Brazilian for the first time at a Literary forum ( http://www.meiapalavra.com.br/showthread…950&page=2 ), in which intellectuals were invited to discuss The Free direct speech (06/09/2009 22:07, email@example.com escreveu: Response to your question #: IR133772 on DIRECT FREE SPEECH, sometimes
appears as a tool in James Joyce ) when it becomes the the style of writing itself, receiving therefore a new name,THE FREE DIRECT SPEECH, a new phenomena which was a result of the impossibility of writers to coping with the hacking of their brains by Artificial Intelligence Tampering while utilizing former twenty first century styles of speech, such as indirect free speech or free direct speech alone. This new form of Speech, yet to be acknowledged by the encyclopedia, allows writers under microwave torturing more freedom and richness in the ponctuation of the text as well less vagueness, and the possibility of a perpetual rewriting of the text which is written in one long paragraph of dozens of pages, which allows the so much required flexibility blogs are looking for when incorporating url links into works of Art, such as novels, more than a fashion it becomes a necessity for minds under microwave torturing.