Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Will Humans Emerge As The Borg?

I certainly hope not!

(Space Daily) "We're at a junction now of developing a new approach for a brain-machine interface," says senior author Douglas H. Smith, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at Penn. "The nervous system will certainly rebel if you place hard or sharp electrodes into it to record signals. However, the nervous system can be tricked to accept an interface letting it do what it likes - assimilating new nerve cells into its own network."

To develop the next generation of prosthetics the idea is to use regions of undamaged nervous tissue to provide command signals to drive a device, such as an artificial limb. The challenge is for a prosthesis to perform naturally, relaying two-way communication with the patient's brain.

We are the Borg. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.

Sounds like Google, don't you think?

1 comment:

Uri Cohen said...

Hi Darnell, I've been thinking about this borg/google eventuality for some time. Cool blog, thanks. dan

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