Researchers expand clinical study of brain implant

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14 Responses to “Researchers expand clinical study of brain implant”

  1. Ricochet-Rabbit says:

    Just what the 21st. century Dr. Frankenstein needs.

  2. SkullHyphy says:

    I’ve been waiting for a way to link my brain directly to my 1GHz iMac since the screen must be shaken in the right way to turn on and the external video port has never worked and Apple builds their machines to be user-unservicable.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I want one of those so i can draw on mondays. I always damage my hands during the weekends. (not fighting, just fell drunk last week, got a cigarrette burn the one before, broken glass earlier, etc…)

  4. Brainspore says:

    If Michael Crichton has taught us anything (other than how global warming is nothing more than an international conspiracy) it’s that a microchip implanted in your brain, even for legitimate medical reasons, will turn you into AN UNCONTROLLABLE SERIAL KILLER.

    Just say “no” to brain implants!

  5. Anonymous says:

    No no no, the ultimate purpose of this will be to broadcast advertisements into our brains that match the keythoughts we think, with no way to turn them off. Google needs to get on this right away.

  6. fisheggs says:

    Recreating parts of the nervous system. Too cool!
    Hopefully, in a few years this will benefit many people.

  7. Anonymous says:

    obligatory: I, for one, welcome our… ah, forget it…

  8. Big Ed Dunkel says:

    Hopefully it’ll also work as an E-Z Pass.

  9. stegodon says:

    for science to offer the potential restoration of some degree of mobility to disabled folks is unfathomably awesome.. but on the other hand, i can’t help myself from thinking that this was one of the primary plot points of Robocop

  10. Lobster says:

    When I was young, it was my dream to work on this kind of thing.

    Turns out it takes a lot of school to get a degree in neurosurgery and CSE.

  11. Timothy Hutton says:

    Let’s all jump into the Wayback Machine with Mr. Peabody and his boy Sherman – back in 2005 Wired Magazine had an article on implanting sensors in the brain and controlling a coursor/playing a “pong-like” video game using nothing but thoughts…

    Disclaimer: I don’t really have access to a Wayback Machine, but I did just read Wired issue 13.3 last week, and the articles were timely even today, for the perspective they provide – take a look at the table of contents for that issue:

    An article about the unbounded success of Satellite Radio and the anticipated success of Howard Stern moving to Sirius – now the two companies are one, just hoping to stay alive.

    An article about about HD Radio and how alternative formats (DJs playing what they like? Unheard of!) will save radio broadcasters – Of course, we all have HD radios by now, right?

    An article about Podcasting focusing on Addam Curry – Podcasting, the next big thing that still hasn’t taken off.

    The above mentioned article about brain sensors and using them to manipulate the world around you.

    An article about how Yahoo is the Internet Giant everyone forgets about – Does anyone still use Yahoo? I guess so, Microsoft wanted to buy them (repeatedly) recently.

    An article about this online thing called “Wikipedia” and how it was going to take over the world – The jury is still out on this one, but accuracy is a concern in many corners of the Internet.

    And finally, an article about the king of thrones, a low-flow toilet that can dispatch 24 golf balls to their ultimate destination – need I say more?

    Sometimes recent history can make for an interesting read…

  12. 3.14chan says:

    Damn! I should have suggested this earlier!

    http://www.ib4f.com/board/science/sci/topic/41687#76356

  13. Jonathan Badger says:

    Hmm. According to the illustration, it only works with the “desklamp” style iMac G4 (produced 2002-2004). It’s a real blow to science that Apple abandoned this design for the “thick monitor” style of the iMac G5 and current Intel-based models.

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