A team of scientists has developed a new kind of biosensor that can be injected straight into the bloodstream, and will then travel to your brain, where they will — according to the scientists behind the project — monitor your neural activity and even potentially thoughts.
The cell-sized nanosensors, aptly named NeuroSWARM3, can cross the blood-brain barrier to the brain, where they convert neural activity into electrical signals, allowing them to be read and interpreted by machinery, according to work by a team of University of California, Santa Cruz scientists that will be presented next week at a virtual Optical Society conference.
The tech could, the researchers say, help grant extra mobility to people with disabilities in addition to helping scientists understand human thought better than before. However, they haven’t yet been tested on humans or even animals.
“NeuroSWARM3 can convert the signals that accompany thoughts to remotely measurable signals for high precision brain-machine interfacing,” lead study author A. Ali Yanik said in a press release. “It will enable people suffering from physical disabilities to effectively interact with the external world and control wearable exoskeleton technology to overcome limitations of the body. It could also pick up early signatures of neural diseases.”
It’s also a notably different approach to the problem of brain-computer interfaces from most high profile attempts, including Elon Musk’s Neuralink, which are working on implant-based solutions instead of nanosensor swarms.
During tests, the team found that their nanosensor swarm is sensitive enough to pick up on the activity of individual brain cells. Single-neuron readings aren’t new, but the ability to detect them with free-floating sensors, and especially the ability to wirelessly broadcast them through a patient’s thick skull, is an impressive technological development. If further tests continue to pan out, those capabilities could make real-time neuroscientific research simpler and neurological medicine more sophisticated.
“We are just at the beginning stages of this novel technology, but I think we have a good foundation to build on,” Yanik added. “Our next goal is to start experiments in animals.”
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Mark Of The Beast Territory no way no how
This is the reason I absolutely refuse to be vaccinated. I BELIEVE this technology is already included in the vaccines. This makes perfect sense if you believe in the “Mark of the Beast!”
100% my first thought to! I bet it is!
And if you don’t toe which ever PARTY is in power at the times line,I’m sure that the doctors at the direction of whatever GOVERNMENT we have could basically Permanently Shut you Down and make it look like natural causes!
No Thanks I’ll Die Naturally or in Defense of my family and Country!
This is amazing medical technology — nano swarms to interact with neurons in our brain cells! This is both impressive and scary at the same time!
I get that these nanobots could possibly interact with neurons to help fix a physical issue, which means they can tell the neuron to make an action. But, what if different nanobots could actually change your thoughts or behaviors, not just speak to neurons? If those nanobots were controlled by outside technology, could they be used to create a “Techno Soldier” or a “Techno Assassin”?
All I’m saying here is to invade the brain of a human to do good is outstanding; however, if this technology got in the wrong hands, it could turn humans into “Robo Soldiers” or “Robo Assassins”. Anything entering our brain (the control center of our body) needs to be rigidly tested over and over again and not on animals but human guinea pigs (like life sentence criminals) because animals have different physical/nerve systems than humans.
If you want a truthful outcome, it needs to be tested on a human subject that can verbally say what it is feeling. No animal can verbally express itself about motor responses or negative reactions to a nanobot/neuron reaction.
Just sayin…dangerous field if the wrong hands get it, but awesome field to help those disabled with crippling diseases! Needs to monitored carefully for ethics too.
Yes I agree… and falling into the wrong hands will happen! Like if a billionaire like Claus Schwabb or Bill Gates buy the technology…. to use for “good”…. yea right
Great for the disabledwho need it, but potentially horrifying if they ever turn them into a type of weapon….Remember how they controlled people in Orwell and Vonnegut type novels…Alsopotentailly bad if they can control th brain rather than just read it. Picture an army of brain cntrolled chimps or silverback gorillas…Planet of the apes time…
Shocking… it’s not enough what was done with the Wuhan virus vaccine n next they’ll try to implant this nanosensor swarm…. making it sound like it’s gonna help people with disabilities rather than what it is forced mind control
Shocking… it’s not enough what was done with the Wuhan virus vaccine n next they’ll try to implant this nanosensor swarm…. making it sound like it’s gonna help people with disabilities rather than what it is forced mind control….no I have not posted this before!
Egads. Soon, we won’t be human anymore. Does anyone really want to live like that? Save it for the criminals.
Only the brain dead will take this.
So AGAIN, could this be the insane outreach from government to get the vaccine shots for Covid! We all expect there’ll be another vaccine, then another! So at what point will the enemies provide a booster of all vaccines to control anything they deem necessary for We The People! Sorry folks but with ease it took for the enemies to fraudulently steal the presidential election, who do you actually trust? With the proven medicine/drugs that can cure COVID, why the continued fear munger tactics! It’s not an epidemic if there’s drugs available to cure the virus! Is it possible about power & control? I believe it is!
As my mother used to say, “don’t eat that Elmer, that’s horsesh…”
People should no longer be on this planet. Leave it to the other species.
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