Latest research allows you to control the movements of another human with your brainAugust 29, 2013 1 Email article | Print article
For the first time in history, brain researchers were able to remotely control another person’s movements through signals sent by a mere thought. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is now possible to use your brain to control another human being. It’s very creepy, but highly interesting nonetheless, which is why we hope researchers are able to go further with this procedure.
According to the University of Washington, researcher Rajesh Rao managed to send a finger moving signal to his colleague, Andrea Stocco from his brain, and to their surprise, the fingers of his colleague snapped like a Lobster’s claw. This procedure is called human-to-human brain signaling, and it opens the doors to so many possibilities in the future if research continues to bear fruit.
“The Internet was a way to connect computers, and now it can be a way to connect brains,” Stocco said. “We want to take the knowledge of a brain and transmit it directly from brain to brain.”
So how did they pull it off, you wonder? Well, while Rao is playing a cannon firing video game, he thought about moving his fingers and voila, Andrea Stocco’s fingers snapped. It’s pretty impressive, now how about finding a way for us humans to do these things without the help of the Internet? “These are not the Droids you are looking for.” “May I have that hat?” “Thank you.”
This technology reminds us of that 1993 movie called Demolition Man, starring Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock. There was a scene where she asked Stallone if he wanted to have sex, to which he obliged, though not knowing the type of sexual intercourse she was on about. She went away and came back with a machine that connected both their brains to each other, and that’s how they did it.
Completely off topic, but hey, with this human-to-human brain signaling technology, the Demolition Man sex scene could become a reality in the years to come. You know, why get naked when you can simply just pop on a human-to-human brain signaling sex cap? Very intuitive and time saving experience, don’t you agree?
Next we’d like to see Rao command Stocco to walk to the grocery store and buy me some milk. It’s more complex, but we’re sure these guys can pull it off. Plus I get cranky without my milk.
[via University of Washington]