Matrix gets closer to real life: Brain-computer interface for humans developed

In Matrix, everything that happens is artificially controlled, people are “things” enslaved by machines and created artificial intelligences. In real life, a brain-computer interface could make the Matrix a reality, but in a different way.

This interface is in the clinical trial phase in human patients, according to a report on the website of computer todaydeveloped by Synchron, the emerging competitor of brain interfaces with your device Stentrode.

The first tests with four patients were carried out in Australia and have evolved favorablyno side effects after more than a year of use.

the stentrode is a set of mesh electrodes that is implanted through the jugular vein. This procedure avoids invasive surgery on the skull or brain, which is a great advance when it comes to solving medical problems.

Also called BCI, which stands for Brain-Computer Interface. allows to detect and wirelessly transmit the intention of the motor, using a proprietary digital language to allow the patient to control their personal devices by simply pointing.

This means that a large number of patients could benefit from this advance. Everything will depend on the final results of the tests and if it is shown to be safe.

Risk of brainjacking

Brain implants are microchips that connect directly to the brain to establish a brain-computer interface to solve neurological problems. They can improve memory, help you listen to music, and could heal severe injuries or damage in the future.

However, many experts have warned about the brainjackinga type of cyberattack in which hackers can gain unauthorized access to neural implants, compromising patient safety.

The issue of safety has sparked debate in the scientific community, but microchip advocates like Elon Musk have prioritized its medical benefits.

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