Friday, November 15, 2013

Brain Cortex Mind Meld Part 30

The Lab is turning Mind Meld sci-fi into science fact - human brain to machine brain
When does your brain and the brain of a machine intertwine, mix, and become one? How can we demonstrate a mind meld between man and machine? Given enough complexity and ingenuity, is the "Katra" of a machine brain cortex in a jar capable of mind melding with a human, and the other way around?

The Humanoido Lab's Brain Cortex in a jar project continues to define the ideas of merging worlds of man and machine, establishing potential uses for human brain to machine brain transfers and collectively formulating the algorithms of a human to machine and machine to human mind meld. Designs continue for a real life experiment.

We think yes. There are varying uses for a human to machine mind meld. The mind meld has numerous potentials. Prior, there was no specific information for a project of this magnitude existing except in the annuls of science fiction like Star Trek.

* One mind controls the other
* Reads thoughts of the other
* Implant thoughts
* Share experiences
* Share knowledge
* Cross species exchanges
* Telepathic mentoring
* Erase memories
* Replace memories
* Repair memories
* Add on memories
* Share memories
* Take away pain
* Allow more than one mind to have experiences
* One mind can speak for two
* Create limited forms of telepathy
* Add another mind to your mind
* Discover secrets of the other brain
* Transfer from one to the other
* Cure malady and disease
* Preserve parts of a dying person
* Transfer brain to achieve longer life
* Preserve the Katra

The Katra is a living spirit and the essence of the mind and it could be transferred to another person moments before death.

Can we generate a small subset Kata and transfer it from a human to a machine? This is one aspect of the human brain to machine brain transfer project. Previously the Lab defined Layering. In this case, the Katra, a small one which is a subset, is placed into one brain layer.

B2B - Brain to brain
H2M - Human to machine
M2H - Machine to human
H2H - Human to human
M2M - Machine to machine

Welcome to the Mind-Meld: Our Future of Brain-to-Brain Communication
The first rat pressed a lever, anticipating the tasty reward it’d been trained to expect. An implant in the rat’s brain converted its neural activity into an electronic signal and beamed the impulse to the brain of the second rat, which leaped forward and pressed a lever in its own cage. But rat #2 had never been trained to press the lever. Its movement impulse came not from its own brain, but directly from the brain of rat #1 – despite the fact that the two were separated by thousands of miles. What we have created, said lead researcher Miguel Nicolelis, is “a new central nervous system made of two brains.”

First Human Brain-to-Brain Mind Meld Achieved
By wearing an EEG cap that read his brain’s electrical signals, UW computer scientist Rajesh Rao was able to use his thoughts to control the actions of assistant professor Andrea Stucco, who wore a transcranial magnetic stimulation coil that stimulates brain activity.

A code was used to translate brain signals from EEG readings into brain commands.

Human Brains Connect Via Internet
In what they call "direct brain-to-brain communication in humans," researchers in Washington state say they've successfully passed signals from one mind to another via the Internet, without using surgical implants.

In their test, two people collaborated on a task while sitting in different buildings, using only their minds. "The Internet was a way to connect computers, and now it can be a way to connect brains," researcher Andrea Stocco says, from the University of Washington. "We want to take the knowledge of a brain and transmit it directly from brain to brain. "But the researchers say that any talk of a "Vulcan mind meld" like that seen on Star Trek is wildly premature, noting that their work focuses on sharing brain signals, not actual thoughts.

Mind melds

A "mind-meld" is a technique for sharing thoughts, experiences, memories, and knowledge with another individual, essentially a limited form of telepathy.

It usually requires physical contact with a subject, though instances of mind-melds without contact have been seen (for example, in the episode "The Devil in the Dark"). Vulcans can perform mind melds with members of most other species, most notably Humans, with Jonathan Archer being the first known Human participant in such a ritual in 2154.

Even the Earth humpback whale can be successfully melded with. The Ferengi are one of the few races known to be impervious to the mind meld; mentally disciplined Cardassians may also be resistant to mind melds if properly trained. It is not established if this potential ability is inherent to Cardassians, or if members of any race could be trained to resist a mind meld.

Nomad mind meld
Machines, such as the Nomad probe, have been melded with even if only through complete contact.

In the animated Star Trek episode "One of Our Planets Is Missing", a touch-less melding with a gaseous nebular entity was depicted.

Mind melds have been used to erase memories, as Spock performed on James T. Kirk in the TOS episode "Requiem for Methuselah".

Mind melds can also allow more than one mind to experience memories and sensations, and sometimes even interact with the memories, as seen in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Flashback".

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