Brain Computer Interface: A Mind-controlling Tool?

by on March 27, 2013

Brain computer interface

Technology‘s Omniscient Eye. It sees all.

BCI, or Brain Computer Interface, works by recording brain activity and transmitting that information to a computer, which interprets it as various inputs and commands. The prototype looks like a rain cap with diodes and wires attached to sections of your brain, leading to a computer.

It’s most commonly used technique is electroencephalography or, EEG. It turns out your brainwaves can reveal a great deal about you, such as your attention level, your emotional state, and possibly much more. Beta waves mean excitement, focus and stress. A Brain signal P300 response indicates recognition, say of a familiar face or object.

The Brain Computer Interface, is a Hotwire to your internal network. Never thought anyone could see in there, but God, did you. How far in the future before data streams surround us unawares and penetrate the neocortex. And remember, is taking a pen out in public, is that an act of espionage?

The U.S. Army invested at least 6.3 million in the experiment to produce telepathic communication. How appropriate. Why go to the trouble to kill someone when you can just make them so depressed, that will do the job by himself. Of course, there’s the flipside of this. They could use it to make Vet’s so happy they can continue with life. Seems like that’s a conversation the owners of the technology, which we all know is here, should be having.

Research on BCI began in the 1970s. BCI worked by recording brain activity and transmitting the information to the computer which interpreted it as various inputs or comments. It’s most commonly used technique is EEG. According to an unnamed source, “it turns out your brain waves can reveal a great deal about you, such as your attention level, emotional state and possibly much more.”

And if limits are not placed? Are we, the people, left with the invasive penetration of advertisers and the government?

How quick could it begin, according to an August 4, 2011 report by Deutsche Bank, “Over the past few years the markets for information technology, telecommunications, consumer electronics and media have increasingly grown together, and in many ways have become virtually inseparable. This holds, for example, in the area of telephony, where 3.8 million voice over IP (VoIP) connections (as of 2009) document this technology’s emergence as a serious rival to conventional telephone operations this growing together other telecommunications information-technology consumer electronics and media sectors, which originally operated largely Independently of one another, is referred to as convergence.

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Will we all convergence under one product, one leader, one dollar, and one mind? Chilling or paranoid? Maybe I’ll pray for what I like to call Ray, while I plumb my soul.