The Surgeon Who Wants to Connect You to the Internet with a Brain Implant

Adam Piore, CC BY, Nov 30, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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According to this article, "Eric Leuthardt believes that in the near future we will allow doctors to insert electrodes into our brains so we can communicate directly with computers and each other." He is based in the U.S., so the surgeon probably doesn't want to do it unless you pay him a lot of money. But the idea, whether supported by public health care or not, has intriguing possibilities. "What you really want is to be able to listen to the brain and talk to the brain in a way that the brain cannot distinguish from the way it communicates internally, and we can’t do that right now,” Schalk says. “We really don’t know how to do it at this point. But it’s also obvious to me that it is going to happen." Some great photos with this article.

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