|11:05 am - Notes of the Acceleration: Reading Mental Output|
Everything from electronic telepathy to devices like those in Until the End of the World or Paprika took a major step forward with this impressive development.
So far, all they've done is show someone a word on a screen and read this output from their brain and put it up on another screen. However, sight recording and then dream recording are now both definitely headed for reality soon. I'm both very impressed and very pleased.
In addition to dream recording, which will be very cool indeed, I'm expecting the sort of life logging Charles Stross describes here will become really popular in a decade or so, and 5-10 years after that, we may well be looking at people recording what they see rather than wearing a webcam. So it goes...
Current Mood: impressed
|Date:||December 12th, 2008 12:48 am (UTC)|| |
Oh, it's definitely a much more complex process than recording sensation. Creating an "artificial brain" is not only beyond our engineering abilities, but in fact beyond our current theoretical abilities - that is, not only do we not know how to do it, we don't know how it could be done.
Still, it's a logical step, assuming there's no theoretical boundary. ANd it does invite a large number of questions which are worth exploring.