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weamy last won the day on April 20 2016

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  1. Oops, sorry. Worng link. That's the link for logging in. Here's the one for signing up: http://bcivr.herokuapp.com/ You can PM me (I have the same username there as I do here) on Slack and I'll tell you how Slack works.
  2. Well, a lot of people here are students and have had exams recently so I suppose they'll be relaxing for a few days. There's quite a lot of activity going on here so I would really recommend checking this out: http://nervebcivr.slack.com/ I can PM you about what ideas we currently have about the NerveGear if you want. This online course is very good if you want to learn neuroscience. It's a bit long though but I would recommend giving it a try: https://www.mcb80x.org/lessons
  3. That is a very good point. I can't give any solutions as I don't know much about signals and computing.
  4. I don't think it would get banned completely. It might be banned for the general public but it could still be used for stuff such as military training and such (Things that don't require internet). Regarding your stopping heart statement, I don't think that would be possible as we won't need to stimulate that part of the brain. But I get your point. Perhaps we could have a system that can detect anomalies and immediately shut down the NerveGear if it detects one. BTW, what do you mean by extending it's range?
  5. There's actually a problem with these brainprints. We can't record and strore it (Though we shouldn't need to) , because it would be a massive invasion of privacy as it can identify people. Imagine Google but it has your fingerprints stored and therefore knows exactly who you are.
  6. What do you mean when you say "opening and closing things"? Do you mean opening things like boxes? Because that would be just part of the program, surely? Regarding exoskeletons, I suggest you take a look at this:
  7. Well, DARPA did allow sense of touch on seperate fingers. The only problem I find with their method is that it is invasive. Took me quite a long time before I found that article. But then again, I didn't know about DARPA then.
  8. You do make a good point. But I for one would like to know what we are walking into. If it could be used for 'bad' things then we may have to be more careful with who funds us. And anyway there's no harm in thinking of the ethics. Regarding your point about the research, I can't agree with you there. Well, we're closer than you think. This particular article excited me a great deal: http://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2015-09-11 The outline: We've written to the brain. Enough said. P.S. To be honest, I was hesitant to post this article public due to...well, I'm slightly paranoid when it c
  9. Hi everyone! I'm hoping to make a collaberative document (E.G. Google docs, but not Google because I don't trust it much) so that we can all discuss the Ethics, Safety and Security of the Nerve Gear so that we can reach a solution regarding that issue. (Instead of going round in circles, which I've been told we do many times) But obviously there's no point in making it if no-one is going to participate. So if you want to participate, can you please PM or notify me somehow because I'll also need to send the link to you. I would have posted in the Ethics, Safety and Security topic, but it
  10. It seems the moderators have moved our posts into another topic. Which I'm not sure was the right move considering posts #2 to #7 have nothing to do with 'brain-prints'. EDIT: Oh, they've moved #2 to #7 back. Yay. I don't think we can. They call it 'brainprints' because it can be used for security systems like fingerprints and because each persons one is unique. They actually measure brain waves in response to an image shown on a screen using an EEG.
  11. Blimey! I knew Google was bad, but I didn't know they were that bad. :surprise: I did do some reseach into alternatives for Google Docs earlier today and got a list: hackpad, zoho, onlyoffice, etherpad, peepel, buzzword, huddle (I think some you have to download. I'm not sure.)
  12. I've been told that by another member here. Unfrotunately it's true. As new people come, the same questions get asked (Maybe, just a theory) Perhaps we could make a Google Doc (Though I don't trust Google much), which can be seperated into sections (E.G. Ethics, Security, Writing into brain, e.t.c) and then we can eliminate all the problems about the Nerve Gear like Nalfein said in real time. Anyone up for it?
  13. and... BUMP! But seriously though, I'm a member of the forum and that seems to be the most promising place for where the theory for the NerveGear will be made. BTW, the forum itself, isn't that active. Just a newsletter a week. The main activity occurs on the Slack.
  14. errr, what? EDIT: Oh, I see. The more I think about this idea, the more I like it. :)
  15. Blast. It seems I have a rival. I second this. That is a very good idea. But keep a mandatory immersion-break like the pop-up menu. BTW, there's actually a topic for things like this: http://www.scienceforums.com/topic/28208-ethics-safety-and-security-concerns/
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