US military aims to create cyborgs by connecting humans to computers WRITES

The Guardian

Researchers hope to develop a high-bandwidth, implantable neural interface to open the channel between the human brain and modern electronics

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Cyborgs that can connect directly to computers are the future, according to the US military. Photograph: Maksim Kabakou / Alamy/Alamy

The US military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has unveiled a research programme called Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) which aims to develop an implantable neural interface, connecting humans directly to computers.

Human-computer interfaces are not a new research topic, but most have been hampered by slow, limited control, providing movement of robotic prosthetics or allowing humans to input text or similar into a computer by concentrating on certain feelings or thoughts of motions.

full story at The Guardian

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