Re: Those Darned Extropians at it again?

From: Ziana Astralos (
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 20:02:19 MST

On Thu, 31 January 2002, animated silicon love doll wrote:
> 2002.01.31 13:14:30, "Randy Smith" wrote:
> > From
> >
> >
> > - It may seem like science fiction, but scientists
> > say they have developed a technology that enables
> > a monkey to move a cursor on a computer screen
> > simply by thinking about it.
> monkeys? i read an article about humans doing this
> in wired six months ago... and that was a back issue.
> i just spend half an hour looking for it, and i
> can't find it. i remember getting to it by
> following interesting links from a story about kevin
> warwick, but can't seem to find which links they
> were. damn.

Warwick in Wired? Was probably

But that's nothing much at all. Warwick has something
of a reputation for being more about PR hype than
actual tech developments. There have been / are real
experiments involving humans, though, such as

The new article refers to an improvement over what is
described in that above, basing on thoughts of the
specific motion desired instead of having to think
about something unrelated, with the electrodes
monitoring the actual "deciding to make this movement"
patterns instead of working from signals (such as
trying to pick up a glass) not directly related to the
movement desired.

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