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Angelfuego
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10/10/2015 | 10:18:47 AM
Re: Brain-To-Brain Interface: A Bold First Step
@Broadway    Yes, that would be amazing. Howver, my bet would be that their thinking is a lot deeper than humans give them credit for. I have a feeling that cats, along with other animals, are more emotional and intelligent than we realize. Perhaps, such technology used between animals and humans could confirm or deny my suspicions.
nomii
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10/9/2015 | 11:46:19 PM
Re: Brain-To-Brain Interface: A Bold First Step

@vnewman2 I agree with your thought. In same context where we can just see into the hidden chambers of the b rain and get the information there. It can be a great help to solve some unsolved criminal mysteries. We can extract the information from a person without his consent and we can caught the culprit and innocent will not be given undue punishment. My be I am talking a way ahead right now but still feel the good aspects of this tech if can be developed to its true potential. What is your opinion?

nomii
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10/9/2015 | 11:37:42 PM
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@Sunita T0 absolutely. I think its not only children we are interested in but people of all ages. We want to know what will be the feeling of human beings and to some extant animals as well. We can only see their reactional behaviour but what generates that reaction is a big question. This tech will give us some unanswered question which can further researched to increse our knowledge and helping our generations to come. What do you say?

nomii
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10/9/2015 | 11:32:45 PM
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@Sunita I agree with you there. I think that the child behaviour takes sudden transformation s his age changes. His mental approach towards things also differ with passage of time. He at occasions be pesimistic and on other optimistic. He can be introvert on some thing while act as extrovert on other. I think understanding a child is thye biggest challenge. But it can be done if he shows a bit of maturity in his decisions so you can understand his thoughts better. I believe you concern is genuine and it will be a great help if we can see in to their mind when there is still some time so we can ammend their behaviours.

Broadway0474
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9/30/2015 | 3:58:03 PM
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Angelfuego, imagine a device that "dials in" to your cat's or dog's optic nerves and allows your brain to receive those signals, so you're essentially seeing what they're seeing. I would take that approach, versus knowing their thoughts. I can't see their thoughts being much deeper than, that shoe looks tasty, or that corner needs a fresh peeing, or I don't like the looks of that mailman.
Angelfuego
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9/30/2015 | 12:29:45 PM
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This brain to brain interface practice might be able to help understand how people with disabilities think and perhaps assist them. I am curious to see how far researchers go with this.
Angelfuego
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9/30/2015 | 12:27:59 PM
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@ Sunita, Now that would be awesome! If there was a thought mapping helmet created, I would also love to find out exactly what thoughts and images are floating around in my baby's head. I also would love to be able to find out the thoughts running through my dog's head, but I guess we will have to wait a long time for that. It may sound silly, but I am sure some animal lovers and I wonder if it would be possible to engage in brain to brain interface with our pet dog or cat?
Angelfuego
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9/30/2015 | 12:23:33 PM
Re: Brain-To-Brain Interface: A Bold First Step
At first the thought of "brain to brain interface," seemed a little mind boggling to me and a little scary. However, when I continued to read the article, I think this is an amazing first step that could transform lives and manifest miracles.  I am especially intrigued about how this can help people that are paralyzed.  I look forward to learning more as more steps and research takes place regarding this topic.
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9/30/2015 | 10:38:32 AM
Re: Brain-To-Brain Interface: A Bold First Step
@Dave,

Well put. The fact that even one step in the process truly involves a computer correctly interpreting human brain signals (which it does) makes it amazing. The '20 questions' angle just makes it seem a little juicier than it might be otherwise. It could easily be 'think of a number 1-5' - 'is it five?' 'no" is it four?'', etc. and be using identical technology. The computer has no awareness that we're thinking about Tiramisu. My main point bringing this up is concern that those lacking understanding will jump to false conclusions - like those who think 'killer robots' when we say 'machine learning'. This could lead to some great things, though.
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9/29/2015 | 7:25:02 PM
Re: Brain-To-Brain Interface: A Bold First Step
This is completely mind-blowing to me (pun-intended) but when you get right down to it, with the advent of modern technology, it was a natural evolution.  Brain waves are merely are merely data that gets interpreted at some sort of "terminal" in the body.  So it makes sense that there would be a way to harness that information and interpret it using a different means.  But still...wow!
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