The weekend has begun……..my mind is surprisingly calm……..life is good!
In the past I have written about a future where robots and technology are beginning to take over and replace a lot of the stuff that we humans could be doing and getting paid for it….but this one is a little creepy on so many levels……..
Researchers at the University of California used magnetic resonance imaging to watch the visual stimuli that study subjects experienced as they watched movie trailers. (Though the decision to subject innocent victims to the Steve Martin remake of “The Pink Panther” seems like one that could result in sanctions if not criminal charges.)
The development “paves the way for reproducing the movies inside our heads that no one else sees, such as dreams and memories, according to researchers.”
The university’s press office announced that the breakthrough could result – years from now – in major advances in medical treatment.
Eventually, practical applications of the technology could include a better understanding of what goes on in the minds of people who cannot communicate verbally, such as stroke victims, coma patients and people with neurodegenerative diseases.
It may also lay the groundwork for brain-machine interface so that people with cerebral palsy or paralysis, for example, can guide computers with their minds.Machines and gadgets use electrons (negatively charged particles) to send information and commands through their circuitry—turn on, turn off, increase volume, and so on. But living creatures use protons (positively charged particles) or ions (charged atoms) to send signals within our bodies and drive actions like flexing muscles or pumping molecules in and out of cells.