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Merging Reality and Virtuality

November 21, 2011 1 comment

I was reading an article earlier today that was really interesting. Titled Control an avatar with your brain, it talked about how a bunch of Israeli scientists have created a new technology, which uses an fMRI brain scanner to read brain waves and thus control either a physical or virtual avatar. I think this technology has a lot of potential for military implementation. Think about it we could have robotic soliders controlled by real soldiers back at base camp. They could be hooked up to these machines and avoid the real danger of actually being in real combat. The machines could be humanoid or even robots based on wheels, but regardless they could be controlled and act like real combat fighting soldiers and using the judgements of a real person because they are hooked up to one. This technology could even be used for bomb squads to defuse bombs without putting themselves in danger. I really hope that these scientists expand their work on this project, because it has a huge amount of potential. What does everyone think are some more applications for this type of technology? Any foreseeable problems?

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