- Sasha Stadler
- Nanuet, NY
- United States
Are there other applications for brain/machine interfacing? How might they affect our sense of self?
Miguel Nicolelis offers at least one application for brain/machine interfacing: control of artificial limbs. But there are probably a dozen other applications for this research. (And that includes Matrix paranoia!)
No less from the realm of sci-fi, imagine the military implications of being able to remotely navigate robot soldiers with capabilities well beyond those of their human controllers (certainly these remote machines could have capabilities well beyond fighter drones, and even more dangerous).
In Nicolelis' talk, he touches on how the instruments and mediums we use (including this type of interfacing) come to be seen as extensions of our own bodies. What other applications of this technology can you imagine? And how might they affect/augment/fragment the sense of self?