Brain Power

Ever wish you could control things with your mind? Be the ultimate couch potato by not even having to pick up the remote. Operate your computer with mind power instead of mouse power? Well the fine folks at Intel are working on that. I just read an interesting article on physorg.com about what Intel is working on right here in Pittsburgh.

“Intel believes its customers would be willing to have a chip implanted in their brains so they could operate computers without the need for a keyboard or mouse using thoughts alone. The implant could also be used to operate devices such as cell phones, TVs and DVDs. While it seems unlikely many people would volunteer for the Intel chip implant at present, it could have applications for people who are unable to move, such as quadriplegics.

The chip is being developed at Intel’s laboratory in Pittsburgh, USA. It would sense brain activity using technology based on FMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging). The brain sensing chips are not yet available, but Intel research scientist Dean Pomerleau thinks they are close.”

To read the entire article, head over to physorg.com

-jp

 

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