New Method For Watchers To Invade The Human Soul? Behold The Hardware Updates Set To Create “Neural Pathways” Between Your Mind And An Artificial “Intelligence”
Darpa birthed the Arpanet, which eventually became the internet, and was also behind GPS and the world’s first successful self-driving cars. Its medical-research division has funded studies that use implants similar to the one created by Neuropace to treat everything from traumatic brain injury to psychiatric disorders. Darpa has also committed $60 million to create what’s known as a “direct cortical interface,” a brain-computer connection unlike any that exists today. Neural implants like Emily Borghard’s can stimulate and record from just a handful of neurons. Darpa hopes to create a neural interface that can connect to as many as one million neurons. A fully functional brain-computer interface on this scale would, in theory, turn a person into a programmable, debuggable machine—just like a computer.