Is it possible to read someone's mind?
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Tue May 22 20:01:17 EST 2001
"yan king yin" <y.k.y(at)lycos(dot)com> skrev i melding
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> "John Leonard" <johnrleonard at excite.com>:
> > Why can't you just wire someones brain up and monitor the signals they
> > produce and try to figure them out? Ultimately, no will figure out
> > about this subject w/o direct, and extensive, observation.
> Thats a good point, but Im not sure who is willing to have his brain
> up, or whether this will be approved by the law. Also there will be the
> usual problems associated with implants.
> Also, you need a theory of what is going on in the brain to interprete the
> The axons or dentrites of a neuron is around 5-10um in diameter. The
> nerve alone contains about 1M of these axons each. So, some
> must be employed in order to accurately address all of them. BTW, I am
> planning to do some research on this, but im looking for a lab / starting
Why not consentrate on genetic engineering of cells ?
You could in effect program those axons (output) and dendrites (input) to
with the electronics via specially grown cells.
Just my 2¾ cents...................for what it's worth.
Hmmm, come to think of it, bacteries ARE nano-technology :)
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