We take another deceptively incremental step toward “transhumanism.”
Researchers at Brown University have succeeded in creating the first wireless, implantable, rechargeable, long-term brain-computer interface. The wireless BCIs have been implanted in pigs and monkeys for over 13 months without issue, and human subjects are next.
While the article discusses, and posts a video of, welcome applications for the disabled, it also alludes to the possibility of “elective” applications. The possibilities are mind–boggling. Just because we can do something, does that mean we should?
- Long-term wireless, implantable brain-computer interface in Pigs and Monkeys (nextbigfuture.com)
- The First Wireless, Implantable Brain-Computer Interface Will Help Us Move Things With Our Minds On the Go (gizmodo.com)
- Brown unveils novel wireless brain sensor (rdmag.com)