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Old 07-01-2017, 01:10 PM
 
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Study finds hackers could use brainwaves to steal passwords

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Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggest that brainwave-sensing headsets, also known as EEG or electroencephalograph headsets, need better security after a study reveals hackers could guess a user’s passwords by monitoring their brainwaves.
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Old 08-24-2017, 09:23 AM
 
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Mini-antennas could power brain-computer interfaces, medical devices

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Engineers have figured out how to make antennas for wireless communication 100 times smaller than their current size, an advance that could lead to tiny brain implants, micro–medical devices, or phones you can wear on your finger.
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Old 08-31-2017, 08:47 AM
 
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The inventor of Siri says one day AI will be used to upload and access our memories
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Old 10-05-2017, 06:54 AM
 
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DARPA Funds Brain-Stimulation Research to Speed Learning

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WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017 — The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is working with seven U.S. universities and elements of the Air Force and Army on research that seeks to stimulate the brain in a non-invasive way to speed up learning.

DARPA announced the Targeted Neuroplasticity Training, or TNT, program last March, and work now has begun on the effort to discover the safest and most effective ways to activate a natural process called “synaptic plasticity.”
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:42 PM
 
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For The First Time Ever Scientists Have Boosted Human Memory With a Brain Implant

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With everyone from Elon Musk to MIT to the US Department of Defense researching brain implants, it seems only a matter of time before such devices are ready to help humans extend their natural capabilities.

Now, a professor from the University of Southern California (USC) has demonstrated the use of a brain implant to improve the human memory, and the device could have major implications for the treatment of one of the US's deadliest diseases.
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Old 12-26-2017, 06:57 AM
 
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Be afraid, be VERY afraid.

Scientists can now ‘hack’ a brain to control body movements
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Imagine someone remotely controlling your brain, forcing your body’s central processing organ to send messages to your muscles that you didn’t authorize. It’s an incredibly scary thought, but scientists have managed to accomplish this science fiction nightmare for real, albeit on a much smaller scale and they were even able to prompt their test subject to run, freeze in place, or even completely lose control over their limbs.
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Old 12-26-2017, 09:06 AM
 
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Be very afraid of what?

You mean be afraid that newer technologies are being devolved to replace the currently used Deep Brain Stimulation technology used to treat Parkinson's disease, Epilepsy and other neurological disorders?

It would be nice if people truly understood medical science.
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:18 AM
 
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Melbourne researchers develop a paper clip-sized mind control device that sits inside your brain - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)




It never ceases to amaze me how people who claim to follow science know next to nothing about the exponential advancements in neurology. So many I talk to still think the human brain is impossibly complex and can never be truly understood. How silly.
It's just as silly to mistake advances in the easy problems of brain control with the hard problem of consciousness. Advances in the hard problem are next to zero. But to me that makes it intetesting.
Chalmers says we'll know more in maybe 100 yrs.


https://youtu.be/C5DfnIjZPGw
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Old 12-28-2017, 07:22 AM
 
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I'm old enough to remember when they told us we'd all have flying saucers in the garsge in a few yrs..
I was a schoolkid.
I'm retired now.

These articles like to allay the fear of death, their claims are typically false.
What's with all the fake science lately.
I wonder.
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Old 12-28-2017, 12:34 PM
 
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These articles like to allay the fear of death, their claims are typically false.
What's with all the fake science lately.
I wonder.
There is no such thing as fake science...there is however pseudoscience claims.

Pseudoscience is a set of ideas that presents itself as science, while it does not meet the criteria to be properly claimed as science.

Distinguishing between proper science and pseudoscience is sometimes difficult for laymen.

Then there's just online sites such as the one the OP continually links to, that is nothing more than bad journalism catering to folks who have zero scientific understanding.
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