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Offline ScienceWiz

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How to connect internet to Brain ?
« on: 22/03/2013 15:25:24 »
How to connect Internet directly to brain so that people no need to waste time (1 - 19 years) in uploading info to their brain ( which gets lost as time passes by ,wasting more time in re uploading it), ? By this way people can directly get data from net. Brain should act as a processor, not as a storage + processor. Instead net should act as brain's storage system , the brain's own memory should only be used as a cache memory + ram + secret memories. :)


 

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Re: How to connect internet to Brain ?
« Reply #1 on: 22/03/2013 16:18:09 »
The way information is encoded on the internet is quite different to how it is encoded in the brain I don't any way is possible other than viewing or listening to it after a computer has decoded it.
 

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Re: How to connect internet to Brain ?
« Reply #2 on: 23/03/2013 07:45:02 »
There are already direct electrical interfaces between brain and technology - probably the most successful human input technology to date is the cochlear implant, used to provide hearing to those born deaf, or restore hearing to some people whose hearing has been damaged by accident.

Other teams are working on an electronic retina, direct brain control of a computer, or control of prosthetics for quadriplegics. It has been found that cooperative learning by both the patient and the computers is faster than one or the other doing all the learning.

However, there are problems with the interface between electrodes and the brain - the electrodes tend to stop working after a while. There are many teams working on this problem.

Due to the risks inherent in these procedures (including infection, and the difficulties of powering the electronics), it is likely that in the near future this surgery will be restricted to those who are suffering severe disability.

But, given the attitude of some teens that they would rather lose a limb than their mobile phone, I am sure that it will not be long before someone develops an "implantable mobile phone" (or at least a wireless interface that lets you send and receive handsfree SMS and request/read textual web pages). Sending and receiving text requires transferring relatively few bits of information in a fairly simple format (as does controlling a videogame).

Transferring image and video information to and from the brain is a much more complex problem, involving far more bits, and it is coded and compressed in radically different ways by our brains and our cameras - for now it is probably best to consider some form of glasses-based display and camera for this type of information.
 

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