U.S. military spending millions to make cyborgs a reality


Publication Title
CNN
Publication Date
March 7 2016
Creators/Contributors
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA (contributor)
CNN (creator)
Phillip Alvelda (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
"The U.S. military is spending millions on an advanced implant that would allow a human brain to communicate directly with computers.

If it succeeds, cyborgs will be a reality. The Pentagon's research arm, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), hopes the implant will allow humans to directly interface with computers, which could benefit people with aural and visual disabilities, such as veterans injured in combat.

The goal of the proposed implant is to "open the channel between the human brain and modern electronics" according to DARPA's program manager, Phillip Alvelda."
HCI Platform
Implantables
Discursive Type
Inventions
Location on Body
Brain
Augments
Remembering