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Neural Circuits.
Mind control.
Neural Circuitry

I would like to point out where I think this can go - neural grafting of cybernetic implants. Essentially creating tactile sensing cybernetic limbs. Why? Because this means that scientists are getting really good at understanding over neural circuitry. From here, we are that much closer to cyberpunk. Scientists and doctors an already wire limbs into the brain so that control is like an actual limb.

side note: This was my intended area of study in Neural Systems at Berkeley and UC-Davis. The Psychology of Cybernetics. And guess what? I can do that with usability/HCI as well.
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ocarina_justin From: ocarina_justin Date: April 8th, 2005 07:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I'm becoming curious - what EXACTLY is your job? I could probably read back through your files and figure it out, but I'm FAR too lazy to do that.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 8th, 2005 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Software testing, why? Much of my job is part of human computer interface 9usability). I applied to grad schools for neural systems. I even applied specifically to a lab in Berkeley where the prof wanted psych students to help him with his AI research.
abmann From: abmann Date: April 8th, 2005 07:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think testing on inmates is an excellent idea.

I also worry about the weapon applications such "mind control" could create adn how much closer we could slide to a gray 1984. However, ever the optimist, I think so many people could be helped.

I also want a cybernetic arm to take care of a missing left aerm. It would be stellar. I'm also big into body mod culture, even if I'm not much for body mod.
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