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Brain-To-Brain Interface: A Bold First Step
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User Rank: Ninja
9/26/2015 | 12:08:11 PM
Re: Brain-To-Brain Interface: A Bold First Step
This is way cool. If something seems too good to be true, it often is, and it does look like  the University of Washington study automates (or, doesn't automate) a few more steps than less honest article writers than yourself might have us believe, Dave. In addition to the 'yes/no' output being the moving of a cursor, the receiver simply sees a flash of light for 'yes' and nothing for no - then they tell their computer what they saw through manual input. they're also picking from a pretty short pre-determined list of items and questions. Nevertheless, 72% is a decisive outcome, and as you said, this is an inventive use of these core bulding blocks and an amazing step towards the future. The interplay of these technologies could be the next mobile revolution, sprouting up and going global faster than we know it.
David Wagner
David Wagner,
User Rank: Strategist
9/25/2015 | 2:20:46 PM
Re: Interesting
@Terryb- Ha! Right now, the answer is that lying is still possible because you have to concentrate for the signal to work. You move the cursor with your mind to a yes or a no. And then the signal is sent. But as we get better at this, it might not be anymore. 

I think there are multiple sci-fi shows about just what happens when humans get telepathy at first. It almost always leads to fights because our thoughts aren't as polite. 
User Rank: Ninja
9/25/2015 | 1:21:10 PM
I wonder if lying would still be possible under this technique? Answering "does this dress make me look fat" could become a whole harder.  :-)
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