We are living in exciting times. The Signposts point to Jesus soon return.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Future of Brain Implants

Prophecy Sign:  The exponential growth in knowledge 

If the return of Jesus Christ is still several decades away, then at his return in that day there may not actually be much "flesh" to be saved, (Matthew 24:22)......mankind may have become more machine that human by that time.  The growth in knowledge over that last few years has been astonishing, and to be quite frank....very frightening.  A time fast approaches where those that determine not to retrofit their bodies with any new technological gizmos will be considered sub-human in the trend towards Transhumanism.

But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge. Daniel 12:4 NIV

The Future of Brain Implants
What would you give for a retinal chip that let you see in the dark or for a next-generation cochlear implant that let you hear any conversation in a noisy restaurant, no matter how loud? Or for a memory chip, wired directly into your brain's hippocampus, that gave you perfect recall of everything you read? Or for an implanted interface with the Internet that automatically translated a clearly articulated silent thought ("the French sun king") into an online search that digested the relevant Wikipedia page and projected a summary directly into your brain? Science fiction? Perhaps not for very much longer. Brain implants today are where laser eye surgery was several decades ago. They are not risk-free and make sense only for a narrowly defined set of patients—but they are a sign of things to come.

Scientists develop tech to connect human brain to computers
Tufts University scientists are developing revolutionary tech that will directly link the human brain with computers and enhance individuals’ abilities to do anything from recommending movies to managing air traffic control. The key component of the bleeding-edge tech coming out of the school’s Human Computer Interaction Lab is a headband that uses functional infrared spectroscopy to scan how much light the brain is currently absorbing, which is a direct indicator of the amount of brain power being used. 

The Pentagon Basically Wants to Merge You With a Robot
From artificial mammal brains to prosthetics that feel like real limbs, the military’s blue-sky researchers are aiming to bring man and machine closer than ever before.

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