Scientists Create World’s First Mind Control Device

Jeff Glennon | March 31st, 2019

A researcher by the name of Rajesh Roa, from the University of Washington, has effectively created the world’s first mind control device. Though he has claimed it is a brain to brain interface, in a demonstration, his colleague Andrea Stocco was able to control Roa’s hand from across the university campus. Using a magnetic stimulation coil that took control of his left motor region, Stocco was able to control Roa’s hand into playing a computer game – effectively creating the first ever usable mind control device.

The team of researchers has claimed that this is now the first ever form of brain-to-brain communication. Signals were sent into one brain from another brain via the internet which causes the receiver to move his hand. Previously scientists had only been able to make this work between rats or from human to rats. They are explaining this new technology is a proof of concept that creating telepathic cyborgs is a true possibility in the future.

To break down their accomplishment they have effectively reverse-engineered the brain signal and been able to transmit it in a computer format. When the software sees the signal it picks it up and shoots it across the digital world into the receiver’s brain. Though this was not a simple process at all, the minds of each researcher had to effectively meld together & that took months of training. And the team believes that in the future they will be able to transfer much more than just brain signals. The team is hoping that this proof of concept will give way to transferring actual knowledge such as flying an airplane or dancing the tango.

The end goal is to create a noninvasive way to transfer actual information and skills from one brain to another. Currently, the only brain waves that they have been able to transfer are words and not actual motor skills. They hope that this technology will become about transferring education and skills, and not actually be a way to remotely control humans. Though the possibilities of this technology are definitely very scary.

Next Article
  • First Toothbrush Was Actually A Chewbrush

    Some think of toothbrushes as being man’s best friend and that this award is not actually occupied by dogs. In modern times, people have indeed voted that toothbrush is one of the greatest inventions that we cannot live without. In surveys, it beats microwaves, automobiles, and television - but it is interesting to look at...

    Read More
  • Oldest Organism On Earth Only Reproduce Every 10,000 Years

    Researchers who have been working with the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) have discovered new bacteria, fungi, and viruses living a mile under the ocean floor that are thought to be millions of years old. The incredible discovery shines some light on how old species on Earth really are, with...

    Read More
  • One Rickshaw Driver Was Able To Help Educate Hundreds Of Poor Children

    A famous rickshaw driver by the name of Mr. Bai Fang Li is a folklore legend in his home region, having helped hundreds of poor children afford education during his lifetime. Most people believe in relaxation when getting older, especially as they retire, but not Mr. Li who continued his donation lifestyle until the very...

    Read More
  • The Vine That Is A Master Mimic

    When it comes to changing into something else or camouflaging, the world is filled with organisms that can do this. The Chameleon is, of course, the most famous one, that can alter its color and blend in with its background. And in the insect world, you will find butterflies that mimic toxic insect or sticks...

    Read More
  • The Secret Ingredient To Victorian Leather Was Dog Poop

    Back in time, dog poop was an extremely valuable resource for leather makers. Every coat, handbag, briefcase or any sort of leather goods was created by using dog poop to an extent. So as you can imagine some entrepreneurs around the city of London found a way to benefit from this ever-growing need for dog...

    Read More
  • The Invention Of Artificial Sweetener Was By Accident

    Constantin Fahlberg was a famous Russian chemist who by accident discovered an artificial sweetener by the name of saccharin, this allowed him to become extremely wealthy by mass producing it for the public Here is his story. The artificial sweetener was known as the new coal tar sugar, and despite...

    Read More
  • Extreme Ironing Is A Real Sport

    Yes, you heard it right, extreme ironing is a real and practiced extreme sport around the world. It is known as a tough sport to get good at because it is one of the only outdoor sports that combines both the dangers and excitement of an extreme sport, with the well known and loved the...

    Read More