Its funny how the mind wanders in strange ways while you’re waiting for things to happen. And yes, while waiting for various things to happen, my mind took to wandering today. Not helped possibly by the fact I’m going back to New England this autumn, the home of MIT.
Yes, robots rear their head here lol!
In recent times, with the use of electrode caps, its been possible for people to use computers by thought, enabling them to use computers, when for reasons before they wouldnt have been able to. Its a marvellous achievement, though I have no idea how well it works. And yes, people have been trying to create robots who can move within their own AI capability, albeit with programming thrown in for good measure. Not great success so far, but I’m sure it will happen. As far as I know though, no one has yet got to a point where they try to operate a robot through the control of a human mind.
Maybe its a signal thing? I guess that you cant just send brainwaves to a robot, the signal would have to be digitised into programming first, and maybe thats just too tricky, or too expensive? But feasible, who knows? I guess its fair to say, that just because we havent heard about it, doesnt mean it hasnt happened, I suppose?
And no, I’m not going to suggest a possible backload, where the robot takes control of the human mind lol! I think its safe to say at present that robots arent that clever, but give them 20 years or so…
Yes, of course I’d love to help out in such an experiment, would be quite interesting having my mind linked into controlling a robot, even if nothing else was going to happen. But…
Thirty years ago, at a time when genetic engineering was a new thing, and highly touted, OMD came up with this song. Lets just say I dont think they were totally in favour of the future back then, though its interesting how little this subject matter has moved on since then. No, not the official video, something including a look into the future, a long time ago.