In March, Ilon Mask announced an ambitious project to merge people and cars using a neurocomputer interface called Neuralink. We have talked about this in detail. The technology will have the form of a "neural lace" inserted into the brain – from the grid of electrodes – which will complement the human brain, add one more layer to the cortex and limbic system capable of communicating with the computer (that is, we will make cyborgs of us literally). In theory, all this will lead to the creation of an updated and improved interface, which can be used in completely different ways. For example:
Control computers by the power of thought
Brains and technologies work using the same vectors: electricity and data. Neural Lace The mask will be a system that will enable them to communicate directly with each other. Philippe Alvelda, manager of Neural Engineering System Design, reports the following: "The best modern systems of neurocomputer interfaces are similar to two supercomputers trying to communicate with each other using an old modem. Imagine what will happen when we improve our tools. " Applications will range from remote operations using technology to completely intangible and voiceless computer operations. Scientists from Korea have already used NCI to control turtles.
Renewal of consciousness or communication with anyone else
Idea The mask could simultaneously initiate and control brain activity. This technology does not have to be a one-way communication flow, it can both send messages and create information in the brain. The high-bandwidth interface can provide wireless information transfer to the cloud, to computers or even directly to the brain of other people with a similar interface in the head. There is also the possibility of downloading content to expand your consciousness: about the same way that Neo taught kung fu in the Matrix. Although initially the tests of intelligence improvement were not particularly successful, if the brain and computer will speak the same language, computers can transmit information to the brain. Currently, these technologies are used to allow paralyzed people to communicate with the world, but that their potential use is not limited.
Bionic extremities that are indistinguishable from real
As part of this two-way communication flow, robotic limbs can transmit "fleshy" messages when connected to existing neural structures. Instead of forcing the brain to learn to use a new part of the nervous system, the robotic limbs could easily and quickly integrate into the system. It can revolutionize prosthetic limbs for the disabled, and also encourage people to get rid of their biological hands in favor of mechanical super-extremities. Who knows?
Emotionally knowledgeable technologies
As computers and brains learn to speak the same language, emotions could be read as data using electrodes. The perception of technology by a person will shift from simple awareness to full understanding. Robot assistants will be able to adapt to your emotional state, and not just respond to commands. Emotional metadata will also be embedded in photos and videos, which means you can feel the sensations of others while viewing.
Adaptable games of the next generation
The games have one problem: if they go through again, they quickly get bored; People adapt, improve, they are restricted by software narratives. NCI can improve this situation by making games responsive to what your brain feels, so that they are always one step ahead and almost limitless. Especially it will be applicable in the genre of horror stories, when the enemy appears at the time when you least expect him to meet.
Of course, these are just a few examples. One thing is for sure: the world will not be the same. The only question is, when will this happen?