One Step Closer To The Matrix

Maybe we're already in the Matrix. How would we know? While you ponder that, scientists at the University of Florida are developing a neural implant that can think independently. This is not just an implant that deciphers brain signals, but one that can learn, adapt to various scenarios and help the host achieve certain goals. The initial technology is being developed for therapeutic applications, such as allowing paraplegics the ability to control their own limbs again. You can read more about the Neural Implants here. Of course, giving such a "machine" partial control of your brain could lead to any number of problems; questions about who is really in charge. Which version of the future would you prefer to live in: I, Robot, 2001: A Space Odyssey or The Matrix?
     Posted By: Nethie - Thu Jun 04, 2009
     Category: Medicine | Science | Technology | More Things To Worry About | Brain





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I choose none of these options. I prefer the Shadowrun/cyberpunk dystopian future.
Posted by Matt in Florida on 06/05/09 at 09:28 AM
i prefer star trek. we control the machines and we learn to live in relative harmony.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 06/05/09 at 09:32 PM
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