DARPA Connects Your Brain Directly To The Computer

DARPA Connects Your Brain Directly To The Computer
In another step towards the holy grail of the ultimate virtual reality experience often referred to as Full Dive VR. DARPA have developed a method to connect your brain directly to the computer.

The device called a cortical modem holds the cure to sight loss and enable "electronic telepathy and telekinesis" according to noted futurist Peter Rothman, writing for H+ Magazine.

As outlined at the Biology is Technology conference in Silicon Valley in February, the interface provides a direct link between the brain and an external device or software through manipulation of the visual cortex.

Phillip Alvelda, chief of DARPA's Biological Technologies, told the conference how the device could replace all virtual reality glasses, such as the Oculus Rift, by bypassing the visual sensory system entirely.

The project builds on the work of Karl Deisseroth in the field of optogenetics, according to H+ Magazine which was in attendance at the California conference.

Optogenetics involves the controlling of light-responsive proteins within the brain through targeted light emission. The cortical modem can control specified cells within living tissue by shining light on them. Light-responsive proteins can be added to the brains of living beings, allowing scientists to turn neurons on or off. They can then study neurological activity allowing the computer to control the neurons.

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