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  1. #1 I just discovered that it is quite possible to program humans!!! 
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    Here is my idea: The brain is a construct similar to computers but only million times more powerful. But the neurons do generate electrical signals which leads to successful actions and even emotions. Is it possible to hack into those signals? Can those signals be digitized (binary 0s&1s)? If we can manipulate those signals, its not that hard to control the brain. Is it?


    It is a matter of vast potential. Think about the scientific marvel we can achieve - faster medical rehab, curing Alzheimars/Dyslexia, smarter children and unlimited stuff...


    Is this possible? I ask for some professional opinion - from experienced programmars/neurologists/scientists. Thanks for your contribution.


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    I speculate that the answer is yes, and so do the makers of "Ghost In The Shell."

    Spoken as a non-professional in the field. You pretty much covered why it is possible in your O.P. But it is possible in principle, we currently lack the knowledge of the brain or the proper equipment to practice it.

    However, we have had some success- such as a bland man being able to see outside images in his head- by placing a sensor on his tongue.
    Tasting the Light: Device Lets the Blind "See" with Their Tongues: Scientific American
    Also, doctors have been able to print images of a picture people thought of while the doctors conducted brain scan.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    I speculate that the answer is yes, and so do the makers of "Ghost In The Shell."

    Spoken as a non-professional in the field. You pretty much covered why it is possible in your O.P. But it is possible in principle, we currently lack the knowledge of the brain or the proper equipment to practice it.

    However, we have had some success- such as a bland man being able to see outside images in his head- by placing a sensor on his tongue.
    Tasting the Light: Device Lets the Blind "See" with Their Tongues: Scientific American
    Also, doctors have been able to print images of a picture people thought of while the doctors conducted brain scan.

    Yah "Ghost in the shell", used to love that anime.

    Well, I did some more research and found out that I'm not the only one thinking about it. Something called "the human biocomputer" thesis/hypothesis is there. Mind controlled devices have been tested to be successful. But what about brain signal interference? Brain to brain interaction? As you described - the mind imaging thing? It would require a huge sum and a lot of somewhat controversial research to actually proceed and come to something.

    But I do think that with todays technology, it should be possible - atleast to a certain level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverfly View Post
    I speculate that the answer is yes, and so do the makers of "Ghost In The Shell."

    Spoken as a non-professional in the field. You pretty much covered why it is possible in your O.P. But it is possible in principle, we currently lack the knowledge of the brain or the proper equipment to practice it.

    However, we have had some success- such as a bland man being able to see outside images in his head- by placing a sensor on his tongue.
    Tasting the Light: Device Lets the Blind "See" with Their Tongues: Scientific American
    Also, doctors have been able to print images of a picture people thought of while the doctors conducted brain scan.
    Yeah but why would you want to see the inside of your mouth, with all that leftover food wedged between your teeth and whatnot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shlunka View Post
    Yeah but why would you want to see the inside of your mouth, with all that leftover food wedged between your teeth and whatnot.
    It is to see outside the mouth by detecting light through the sensitive nerves in the tongue - or something like that. There is a sunglass sort of thing which detects light around you and lets you interpret it. But its difficult and a skill which needs to be developed over time - kind of like bike riding
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    If you read The Brain That Changes Itself you'll see that people can "see" using any convenient part of the body. (Given enough training over a fairly long time.)

    Makes sense when you realise that what we see is a construct of the brain - it processes signals from a specialised sensor. If you lose that specialised sensor, the eye, why not retrain a less specialised signalling channel?
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    What would you guys suggest if I was to comduct more research on it or prepare a thesis/journal??
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