“While these capabilities might fuel conspiracy theories about government mind-reading and mind-control,that won’t be the case”.
Huh,I enjoy that they had to drop the “conspiracy theory” angle in to this article. It is true that DARPA has been at work on cybernetics and Brain/machine interfaces for quite some time. And while there is no well defined “conspiracy theory” on implementing this technology within the defense dept,if you’ve done the research and look at the trends,there is no denying that there is a well coordinated agenda to implement cybernetics and of course the Military is the leading edge of this research. It is just more prevalent and visible now. While this isn’t “Mind control” technology in the MK-ultra(behavior modification) sense,one could make the argument that this is obviously where (Real)”Super Soldier” Transhumanism research is happening.
The idea of humans controlling machines with their minds has spun off sci-fi blockbusters like “Pacific Rim” and entire subgenres of foreign film, but while today skyscraper-sized fighting robots exist only on the big screen, the Pentagon is building technology that could one day make them a reality.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is selecting teams to develop a “neural interface” that would both allow troops to connect to military systems using their brainwaves and let those systems transmit back information directly to users’ brains.
The Next-Generation Non-Surgical Neurotechnology, or N3, program aims to combine the speed and processing power of computers with humans’ ability to adapt to complex situations, DARPA said. In other words, the technology would let people control, feel and interact with a remote machine as though it were a part of their own body.
DARPA began studying interactions between humans and machines in the 1960s, and while technology that merges the two may sound far-fetched, the organization already proved it’s possible.
The N3 program is divided into two tracks: non-invasive interfaces that sit completely outside the body, and minutely invasive interfaces that could require users to ingest different chemical compounds to help external sensors read their brain activity.The program is solely focused on designing an interface for humans to connect with technology, not the technology itself, but according to Emondi, the use cases will likely be more high stakes than controlling prosthetic limbs.
Participating teams will have four years to create a working neural interface. DARPA declined to comment on the project’s funding levels. (womp-womp,how convient...)
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