Brain-Computer Interfacing is connecting the brain to a computer so it can manipulate objects on a screen, or run commands. In the longer term, BCI might be used to radically enhance intelligence -- outsourcing core decision-making processes to computers capable of performing superior judgments, for instance.
Today, Brain-Computer Interfacing is crude. The most that has been accomplished is using BCI to allow a paralyzed patient to move a robotic arm and feed themselves. From the perspective of the paralyzed person, this is a very big deal.
Long Term PossibilitiesEdit
- integration of BCI with swarm robotics
- computer-augmented visualization
- dream recording
- thought debugging
- direct mind-to-mind communication
- translation of "mentalese"
- biofeedback, better self-awareness
- direct thought recording and tagging