Artificial telepathy to create Pentagon’s telepathic soldiers
- May 10, 2013
- Mike D'Zmura, cognitive sciences professor, is quoted in the Digital Journal May 10, 2013
From the Digital Journal:
Brain-to-brain communication implied in the scientific concept of telepathy has been attracting brain-control scientists. As voice-activated technologies have become reality, including the recent use by Google Glass’ software, what about telling machines to do what we want simply by telepathically thinking about it — adopting the telepathy concept? Also known as synthetic telepathy, the technology is based on reading electrical activity in the brain using an electroencephalograph, or EEG. Similar technology is being marketed as a way to control video games by thought. April last year, a Dailymail report said a team of UC Irvine scientists has been awarded a $4 million grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to study the neuroscientific and signal-processing foundations of synthetic telepathy. “I think that this will eventually become just another way of communicating,” said Mike D’Zmura, from the University of California, Irvine and the lead scientist on the project. “It will take a lot of research, and a lot of time, but there are also a lot of commercial applications, not just military applications,” he said.
For the full story, please visit http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/349839.
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