As a result, as soon as the person hooked up in the BCI started thinking of words, those words would then be translated into binary code, transferred over to the CBI, and those hooked up there would immediately think of those exact words. To make the experiment all the more exciting, the people hooked into both the BCI and CBI machines were hundreds of miles apart. And yet, despite their large distance from one another, they were still able to communicate with their thoughts alone. It became the first real-world example of what is to be known as techno-telepathy!
“Where is this going? We have no idea. We’re just scientists. We are paid to be children, to basically go to the edge and discover what is out there. But one thing I know: One day, in a few decades, when our grandchildren surf the Net just by thinking, or a mother donates her eyesight to an autistic kid who cannot see, or somebody speaks because of a brain-to-brain bypass, some of you will remember that it all started on a winter afternoon in a Brazilian soccer field with an impossible kick.” – Dr. Miguel Nicolelis
As noted by Dr. Nicolelis, he foresees a future where brain-to-brain communications becomes the norm of communication in itself. Whether it’s with other people or with the various technologies we attain at that time, techno-telepathy (and equally techno-telekinesis) will become the predominant method of communication, changing everything we know of the world – governance, education, banking, shopping, etc. Nothing will be left unaffected by the advent of techno-telepathy.
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