(DARPA) is developing a device that will plug directly into the brain and transmit images, bypassing the optical system altogether, according to reports.Under the guise of developing a “cortical modem”, to enable blind people to see, DARPA researchers say that the device may also eventually replace all virtual and augmented reality technology.
Projects such as Google Glass and the Oculus Rift may be superceded by DARPA’s program which aims to create high-definition images directly within the human brain, according to researchers.Much like in the action film, the Matrix, the device would be powered by a spinal implant.
Plans for the project were revealed at the Biology Is Technology conference in Silicon Valley, with Technocrats unveiling short term plans to create a small device that will deliver images to the brain without the need for wearing glasses or a helmet.
Further information was provided within the pages of transhumanist magazine Humanity Plus.
“The short term goal of the project is the development of a device about the size of two stacked nickels with a cost of goods on the order of $10 which would enable a simple visual display via a direct interface to the visual cortex with the visual fidelity of something like an early LED digital clock,” the publication reported.
The project is being overseen by DARPA’s Biological Technologies Office, which was founded a year ago with the brief of devising new technologies at the intersection of biology and physical science.The office has been focusing on transhumanist projects geared towards improving the performance of soldiers on the battlefield’ performance, developing biological systems for national security purposes, and, it claims, the future well-being of humanity.
Via David Icke
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