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  1. Oct 13, 2003 #1
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  3. Oct 13, 2003 #2

    Monique

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    Although nice, not completely accurate:

    About three years ago I saw someone fly an airplane (in a simulator) with electrodes attached to her head, this was a lay-person hosting a scientific technology television program.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2003 #3
    That happened a few months back, actually.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2003 #4

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    There is an intriguing fiction book about it called "Day of the Cheetah" where a guy interfaces in a literal sense with his airplane - two way communication, not just one-way control.
     
  6. Oct 13, 2003 #5
    The dude with the first arm transplant complained afterward that he wished he never had the procedure.
     
  7. Oct 16, 2003 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    Well, technically this was the first mechanism controlled.

    I saw something like this many years ago where a military pilot was training on a mind controlled computer game. He had to change from Alpha to Beta [or Theta] wave dominance to steer right or left.
     
  8. Oct 16, 2003 #7

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    I've also seen a slalom skiing videogame in which the player makes the skier turn by switching from right brain two left brain neural activity.
     
  9. Oct 16, 2003 #8

    Monique

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    Yes, in the documentary they were saying that this could lead to a new definition of multi-tasking.. flying the airplane with your hands, controlling the machine gun with the mind.. ultrafast response.. we need a lot of adapting to do in order to do such a thing.. or might it be childsplay when introduced at a young age? I guess so... gives new meaning to playing mindgames...
     
  10. Oct 16, 2003 #9

    Ivan Seeking

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    That's good.
     
  11. Oct 16, 2003 #10
    How will the brain evolve, and what primitive areas of it will we utilize with the advent of mind control? Shall some people become more adept and form a privilaged caste (shades of original Star Trek?) in their new talent, and will deep regions of the brain come to conscious action?

    Monique-Lisa, completing the square!
     
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