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Old 01-02-2018, 12:06 PM
 
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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.
All those future predictions decades ago, failed to consider that the powers that be, would ever allow the public to have access to such technology though.

Look at when the Invention Secrecy Act was enacted...1951. Its been very effective to say the least!
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Old Yesterday, 11:05 AM
 
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Using thought to control machines -
Brain-computer interfaces may change what it means to be human


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TECHNOLOGIES are often billed as transformative. For William Kochevar, the term is justified. Mr Kochevar is paralysed below the shoulders after a cycling accident, yet has managed to feed himself by his own hand. This remarkable feat is partly thanks to electrodes, implanted in his right arm, which stimulate muscles. But the real magic lies higher up. Mr Kochevar can control his arm using the power of thought.
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Old Today, 11:45 AM
 
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Nothing new here...this technology has been around for several years being used in medical science. There is no "magic" involved as your link asserts.

It is a misconception that BCIs are mind-reading devices. Brain-computer interfaces do not read minds in the sense of extracting information from unsuspecting or unwilling users but enable users to act on the world by using brain signals rather than muscles. The user and the BCI work together.

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Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) acquire brain signals, analyze them, and translate them into commands that are relayed to output devices that carry out desired actions. BCIs do not use normal neuromuscular output pathways. The main goal of BCI is to replace or restore useful function to people disabled by neuromuscular disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, cerebral palsy, stroke, or spinal cord injury.
Brain-Computer Interfaces in Medicine

Optimal pseudorandom sequence selection for online c-VEP based BCI control applications

Grizz it would be nice for you to link credible sources vs. pseudoscience/non-credible sources of information.
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