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Control by Merely Thinking (Future Technology)

Updated on June 4, 2012

(BCI) brain-computer interface, is fiction coming to reality?

As we power forward through the information age life is about to get more fascinating. As we get closer to understanding the brain development has reached its next big thing.

(BCI) brain-computer interface is thought being transmitted to communicate with a devices. Imagine being at the comfort of you home and turning on your TV, answering you phone, browsing the web, speaking to your kids all by just using you thoughts. Its possible, technology breakthroughs have made it possible by using the sensors that are triggered in you brain upon a persons thought.

The reason a BCI works is by reacting to the neurons small electrical signals that occurs in normal every day brain functions. Every time we think, move, feel or remember something, our neurons are stimulated based upon the function requested. These neurons zip through the brain as fast as 250 mph.

This means we are on the edge of changing everyday lives of ordinary people as well as the ones with disabilities. Image the blind seeing with perfect vision. The paralyzed able to have function of their own limbs. The deaf carrying out conversations to others inside each others minds.

Scientist can detect those signals, interpret what they mean and use them to direct a device (electronic) by merely the thought of it.

Earlier Research used monkeys with implanted electrodes to control a robotic arm with just the signals from their brain which was a success.

This amazing discovery will soon change the world for the better. With that said we can imagine what it will be used for in military applications.

Life is starting to show that nothing is impossible.


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    • Peter Geekie profile image

      Peter Geekie 

      6 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Dear Breakfastpop

      Robotics for humans is facinating isn't it. I'm not sure that it will have been reported in the USA but at the recent London Marathon a young mum, Claire Lomas, completed it in 16 days with a pair of bionic legs. Fantastic - but do you know the miserable organisers refused to give her a medal because they say she was outside of the time !!! What a bunch.

      Kind regards Peter

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      Laura Brown 

      6 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      Future science and technology are always interesting to read about. Like getting a sneak peek at what the world could be after we are gone.

    • Peter Geekie profile image

      Peter Geekie 

      6 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Things to come. Some are here even now

      Kind regards peter

    • cruelkindness profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from an angle view.

      breakfastpop - Thanks for reading and the comment!

      writer20 - I guess slowing down isn't so bad. Thank you

      Cruelkindness (Subliminally Thoughtless)

    • breakfastpop profile image


      6 years ago

      Extremely interesting hub. . Just yesterday I saw a woman control a robotic arm with her thoughts. Totally amazing!

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      It sure doesn't feel like my brain zips around at 250mph but then I'm not exactly a youngster any more.

      Great work putting this hub together.

      Voted up useful and interesting, Joyce.


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