*DARPA is not in the business of working for the benefit of the public,even though the justification of these research projects are said to have “medical” and “social” benefits. This is the cutting edge of Transhumanist Development, if you are able to read between the lines.
DARPA has joined those attempting to develop a neural interface between the human brain and computers. In a blog post entitled “Bridging the Bio-Electronic Divide“, the agency detailed their plans to create an “implantable neural interface able to provide unprecedented signal resolution between the human brain and the digital world”.
This interface would translate electrochemical signals in the brain into binary code, allowing communication between the human brain and a computer “no larger than one cubic centimeter in size”, the agency said. The project is part of DARPA’s Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) program.
“Imagine what will become possible when we upgrade our tools to really open the channel between the human brain and modern electronics”, said Phillip Alvelda
This kind of technology is not new — Braingate and others are currently working on the same problem — but current iterations are imprecise. Because neural information is complex, resolution can often be unclear and lead to a ‘noisy’ signal.
Original Story: Wired
So the question remains: Do You Really Want to Live in a World Where Computers Read Your Mind?
Not that we really have a say in the matter either way, but nothing about the question conjures up warm, gushy feelings. DARPA, is spending $60 million on a direct brain-computer interface via neural implant that would allow computers to decode the human brain.
Sounds like a super fun addition to the coming smart grid. And when they finally decide to announce these technologies to the public, the military, government, and media always like to propagandize them with the idea that it will be used for only for good, as in to help deaf and blind people, but come on. Since when is DARPA the benevolent giver of $60 million in technology just to help people with physical disabilities?
What if technology like this progressed to the point where your thoughts could be read whether you liked it or not?
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