Remote Controlled Flying Rats

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Danger Room reports an English People’s Daily article on Chinese scientists success at controlling the flight of pigeons with brain implants.  I have written before on direct brain-computer interfaces such as the monkey brain controlled robot arm, a woman with a robotic brain controlled limb, soldiers with brain controlled limbs, a paraplegic with a matrix-neural plug in his grey matter, and a brain cap interface for gaming.   Damn- Kurzweil even predicts that once the singularity comes we will all be downloading our brains into computers forming humans v 2.0. 

This new reports takes brain control one more step.  Chinese scientists implanted remote control interface chips into pigeon brains allowing them to direct their flight patterns.  The connection to rehabilitation, prosthetics, and neural research is obvious.

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