Brain-machine interfaces are getting better and better – and Neuralink’s new brain implant pushes the pace
BMIs could be truly transformative as they help more people overcome limitations caused by injury or disease in the brain and body.
BrainGate researchers have demonstrated human use of a wireless transmitter capable of delivering high-bandwidth neural signals.
Dr. Joel Mozer, chief scientist for the Space Force, has said “superhuman” technologies are on the horizon.
We are well on our way as Homo sapiens to becoming a species that fully merges technology with our organic bodies.
The footage shows a nine-year-old macaque with a Neuralink chip inserted in each side of his brain interacting with a computer.
Imagine controlling your computer just by thinking. It sounds far-out, but real advances are happening.
While BCIs aren’t an extremely recent invention, in-depth research on how this technology might be implemented in space is relatively new.
Ian Burkhart, who severed his spinal cord in a swimming accident in 2010 is now able to move and feel via a BCI.
It is important that we continue to push the boundaries of modern science to give medical professionals the best possible tools to do their jobs.
The biggest use of this technology would be in the medical field, where neural interfaces will treat diseases like Alzheimer’s.