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Brains of rats connected allowing them to share information via internet

PrecusorPrecusor PalmaMember Posts: 3,581 Uncommon

Were living in exciting times.

 

Rats thousands of miles apart collaborate on simple tasks via the internet using 'brain-to-brain interfaces'

Scientists have connected the brains of a pair of animals and allowed them to share sensory information in a major step towards what the researchers call the world's first "organic computer".

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/28/brains-rats-connected-share-information

Comments

  • CleffyCleffy San Diego, CAMember Posts: 5,192 Uncommon
    The applications of this technology once expanded look pretty good.  Can make your own drones to do work for you simply by thinking about it.
  • StonesDKStonesDK SomewhereMember Posts: 1,805
    Borg collective anyone?
  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member Posts: 691 Uncommon
    You will be assimilated!


  • HazelleHazelle Brampton, ONMember Posts: 760
    Originally posted by Cleffy
    The applications of this technology once expanded look pretty good.  Can make your own drones to do work for you simply by thinking about it.

    Actually the opposite would be more true.

    If this technology ever gets that far - they'll know your job but it doesn't mean they'll do it without being rewarded and they'll know how much you are getting rewarded so you can't under pay them for their contribution to your work.  Infact, there's a chance that you'll view yourself from their perspective which will prevent you from exploiting them or feel adverse effects on your psyche.

    Of course it's a british paper, so it's probably a bunch of bullshit.

    Edit: nope, it's true:

    http://www.dukehealth.org

     

  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYMember Posts: 2,572 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Starpower
    Borg collective anyone?

    Seven of Nine would be proud.

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

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