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Computer in your brain

The title of this article is interesting. It drew me in. It reminds me of implants. I watch many science fiction shows that deal with technology.

The name of the show is Nikita. One show has chips implanted into a persons side and then later on in the base of the skull. The chips that were implanted into the side were trackers. The ones that were placed at the base of the skull were also trackers. However, these also had a kill chip.

A kill chip is a chip that will kill you instantly if detonated by someone. That specific person has to have the remote. It can be triggered anywhere. There is no place that the chip does not have a signal unless underground or within the radius of a signal jammer.

The title reminded me that it is a possibility that these things could happen soon.

Putting a computer in your brain is no longer science fiction by Elizabeth Dwoskin.

The beginning paragraph shows things that we currently have such as self driving cars. These cars are serviced by Uber.

Johnson, technology entrepreneur that Dwoskin refers to, wants to make the human brain vie with technology and machines. He wants people to be as smart as, if not smarter than machines.

He is currently building a chip that will help people with brain diseases. These chips will eventually boost intelligence, memory, and other skills that are lost due to disease.

This is a good reason for the chip, however it can be used in the wrong way. Someone could possibly hack the system and use it against someone. There are pros and cons to this situation.

Maybe the fountain of youth and the computer chips should work together in creating something. That would be a sight to see.

This ties into an article written by Emily Ellis Nutt.

Nutt wrote In a Medical First, Brain Implant Allows Man to Feel Again. This shows the good things that can come from these implants.


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