In the past telepathy seemed to be a fantastic feat, appearing in books, movies, and other entertainment mediums. A team of researchers from the Center for Neurotechnology, which is a part of the University of Washington, have managed to link human minds with the help of a cooperative interface that allows them to move objects shown on display with sheer willpower. The procedure is known as computer-assisted telepathy.
The initiative involves three people who are placed in different rooms. By harnessing the power of technology, two of them can convey valuable information to the third one, who is the main player and decided how to move the pieces in an attempt to clear the blocks. In recent years, the technology behind computer-assisted telepathy has started to evolve at an accelerated rate, and things that once seemed to be impossible are now close to reality.
Some people believe that humanity may have reached the apex point of evolution, but there is space for improvement. They advocate transhumanism, a philosophical movement which claims that we can continue to improve ourselves with the help of technology. The use of emergent technology, including nanotechnology, could allow us to create the optimal human being.
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Influent innovators and entrepreneurs are already hard at work, as several projects and to learn more about the architecture of the human brain and the development of methods which will allow scientists to alter human intelligence in unprecedented ways.
Neuralink, founded by well-known entrepreneur Elon Musk, focuses on the increase of cognition with the help of artificial implants. Kernel, initiated by Braintree and Venmo founder Bryan Johnson, is also busy with similar projects. Facebook is developing a remarkable brain-machine interface which lets people use a virtual keyboard with their mind.
Many of these projects seem great but it is important to keep in mind the fact that we are still in the early stages, and some researchers believe that the notion of humanity will be different in the following decades. Only time will tell if it will be a positive or a negative improvement.
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