Digital Mind Reading: It’s Already Here

Recent reports from China's Xinhua state news agency have been reported in a number of other outlets as of late, with every one of them focusing on one aspect of the Brain Talker brain-computer interface (BCI) in particular---namely that it permits those who are using the chip to "discriminate minor neural electrical signals and decode… Continue reading Digital Mind Reading: It’s Already Here

All the Brain’s a Stage: Theatre and the Brain-Computer Interface

Whether in medicine, video games, or the arts, we've certainly covered a number of bases where uses for brain-computer interface technologies are concerned. Recently, however, BrainBit's EEG headbands, a non-invasive BCI that monitors brain activity using alpha, beta, delta, and theta waves, was put to use in the realm of theatre. Throughout the performance, a… Continue reading All the Brain’s a Stage: Theatre and the Brain-Computer Interface

Talking Timelines: The Simulation Point

It's been a minute since we've explored the timelines on which we might see brain-computer interface (BCI) technology in use in our everyday lives, so let's return to that topic now, specifically as it pertains to the creation of a realistic life simulator indistinguishable from reality. In this article for Digital Trends, Rizwan Virk does an… Continue reading Talking Timelines: The Simulation Point

Demand Action! The Ethical and Legal Implications of the Brain-Computer Interface

I've written about ethical, legal, and accessibility considerations for the brain-computer interface (BCI) many times before, but it bears repeating after stumbling into this article from Calcalistech that treats just that. Over the course of this article, a number of excellent questions are raised regarding topics ranging from the militarization of BCI technology, brain hacking… Continue reading Demand Action! The Ethical and Legal Implications of the Brain-Computer Interface

It’s Already Happening: Militarizing the Brain-Computer Interface

It was only a matter of time. There's been much news as of late about the good that's come from the brain-computer interface (BCI) in the realms of medicine, art, music, and gaming. Of course, though, for all the more personal benefits BCI has to offer, there are equally as many potential downsides to the… Continue reading It’s Already Happening: Militarizing the Brain-Computer Interface