quote: Mr. Nagle would then imagine moving his arm to hit various targets. The implanted sensor eavesdropped on the electrical signals emitted by neurons in his motor cortex as they controlled the imaginary arm movement.
Cool, the paralyzed man could operate a mouse cursor. But:
quote:Implants like the one he received had previously worked in monkeys. There have also been some tests of a simpler sensor implant in people, as well as systems using electrodes outside the scalp.
Suddenly animal testing of new technologies doesn't seem like such a great idea. The idea of remote sensors is also a little creepy.
[This message has been edited by pooka (edited July 13, 2006).]
Definitely the "ARGH" reading. Fortunately, the monkeys always go for the blue pill.
My husband got this book called "Drawing on the powers of Heaven" from a guy at church where it mentions the possibility that our thoughts are being recorded through some means that hasn't been invented yet. :jibblies:
It would be easy enough to record thoughts; playing them back is a horse of a different color. Except in that one story I was looking at writing with the time contraction.