(INTELLIHUB) — An article I wrote several days ago referenced a 1974 patent for technology created by an individual named Robert G. Malech who developed an apparatus and method for remotely monitoring and altering brain waves with radar.
Subsequently on February 28, 2016, The Telegraph from the U.K. announced that “DARPA has successfully tested a brain modem on an animal subject, and the device will [also] let the brain communicate directly with computers.”
Now, in 2016, there is an article in a UK publication which discusses technology which was developed in the 1950’s and early 1960’s like it is breaking news?
The Telegraph publication states that “implants and/or an ingestible devices [stentrobes] have been tested on animals” — not people of course!
But no mention of Malech’s 1974 patent for remote, two-way interfacing, without the need to ingest stentrobes and without the necessity of inserting of dermally-penetrating electrodes?
“Phillip Alvelda, the Neural Engineering System Design program manager, said the technology is aimed at overcoming the problems faced by current attempts at brain-computer communication.
While these devices can detect the electrical activity of the brain, they require the user to concentrate and undergo training to produce specific, easy to detect signals.
“Mr. Alvelda said: ‘Today’s best brain-computer interface systems are like two super computers trying to talk to each other using an old 300-baud modem.’”
But there is an issue with this “breaking news.” Read more.