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A New Kind of ConnectionI came across this article in Smithsonian Magazine today, about an electronic circuit that can be implanted via injection, offering a way for electronic devices to interface with your brain activity.A New Kind of Connection by mislyd
I'll briefly explain what this is all about before sharing some of my thoughts about this.
So far the technology has been tested only in the heads of live mice. Made from strands of metal and plastic, the circuit net can be rolled up so that it can easily pass through a syringe needle. Once inside the body, the net unfurls of its own accord and becomes embedded in the brain. The neurons’ activities could be monitored using microscopic sensors wired into the circuit. Their electrical signals were relayed along a wire running out of the head to a computer. They hope to ultimately wire it up to hum