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(Slate)   "Could neural implants give you telekinesis?" Let's hope   (slate.com) divider line 49
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2013-03-12 10:30:41 AM  
Are we talking about just have enough power to toss a coin into the air or Phoenix level teke?
 
2013-03-12 10:31:11 AM  
Could I kill a yak from a thousand yards...with mind bullets?

/That's telekenesis, Kyle.
//DNRTFA
 
2013-03-12 10:32:12 AM  
This technology is set to revolutionize "the Stranger".
 
2013-03-12 10:32:27 AM  
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2013-03-12 10:33:22 AM  
I didn't ask for this.
 
2013-03-12 10:33:23 AM  
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2013-03-12 10:33:28 AM  
I'll take 2 epics with str, crit, and  surge please
 
2013-03-12 10:34:00 AM  
No

next question
 
2013-03-12 10:39:58 AM  
I think a heads-up display would be pretty cool.
 
2013-03-12 10:41:48 AM  
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2013-03-12 10:44:12 AM  
No.

They will certainly lead to cyborgs and brain/machine interfaces, but telekinesis is the stuff of fiction and fairy tales. Moving a robot arm with your thoughts to pick something up? Yes - but not telekinesis. Using some undiscovered fantasy energy to move physical objects through the air without touching them? No - sorry, but that's going to have to remain the purview of comic books.

And scientists... hurry up with the brain/machine interfaces already! While telekenisis will remain fiction forever telePATHY is another story. Once you can use your brain/machine interface to send someone a message over the internet and to their own brain (and vice versa) there's really not a whole lot of difference between that and telepathy.
 
2013-03-12 10:47:24 AM  
And so far zero people have read what is a really, really cool article thanks to subby's stupid headline.
 
2013-03-12 10:52:31 AM  
I think if you have to wear that headpiece in the first pic, the authorities will see your supervillian self coming a mile away.
 
2013-03-12 10:54:16 AM  
Nah... We're gonna have to wait for... whassat called again?  Nanoswarms?
 
2013-03-12 10:55:37 AM  

meanmutton: And so far zero people have read what is a really, really cool article thanks to subby's stupid headline.


Welcome to Fark

(too lazy to embed a picture of the Vanderbeek guy)
 
2013-03-12 10:59:12 AM  
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2013-03-12 11:05:49 AM  
Will you be able to kill a yak at 100 yards? WITH MIND BULLETS??
 
2013-03-12 11:11:22 AM  

Glitchwerks: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 320x312]


Nice
 
2013-03-12 11:14:58 AM  
500hats.typepad.com
 
2013-03-12 11:15:08 AM  
They are doing it the hard way with all those electrodes. Use wireless!
http://www.uncoveror.com/googlemind.htm
 
2013-03-12 11:17:07 AM  
I think this is the plot to Iron Man 3.
 
2013-03-12 11:18:09 AM  
"Could neural implants give you telekinesis?" Let's hope

No
 
2013-03-12 11:18:45 AM  

texdent: Are we talking about just have enough power to toss a coin into the air or Phoenix level teke?


same answer
no
 
2013-03-12 11:21:16 AM  
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Telekinesis does not work that way!
 
2013-03-12 11:29:17 AM  
FTFA: When Oscar succeeds in controlling the ball as instructed, the tube in his mouth rewards him with a sip of his favorite beverage, Crystal Light.

That's why you have sh*t implanted in your brain, monkey.  You're stupid.  Drink whisky.
 
2013-03-12 11:32:03 AM  
I choose the impossible
 
2013-03-12 11:58:17 AM  

mongbiohazard: No.

They will certainly lead to cyborgs and brain/machine interfaces, but telekinesis is the stuff of fiction and fairy tales. Moving a robot arm with your thoughts to pick something up? Yes - but not telekinesis. Using some undiscovered fantasy energy to move physical objects through the air without touching them? No - sorry, but that's going to have to remain the purview of comic books.

And scientists... hurry up with the brain/machine interfaces already! While telekenisis will remain fiction forever telePATHY is another story. Once you can use your brain/machine interface to send someone a message over the internet and to their own brain (and vice versa) there's really not a whole lot of difference between that and telepathy.


Do you really WANT spam emails being sent directly to your brain?
 
2013-03-12 12:14:30 PM  
Didn't need neural implants:

www.freewebs.com
 
2013-03-12 12:27:48 PM  
Everyone who believes in telekinesis, raise my hand.
 
2013-03-12 12:28:46 PM  

meanmutton: And so far zero people have read what is a really, really cool article thanks to subby's stupid headline.


Ok, I skimmed the article I'm not seeing the really cool part.  Manipulating a mouse, or a robot arm has possible for a while now.  Was there something new or unique about this?
 
2013-03-12 12:29:39 PM  

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Couldn't wait to throw him under the bus in ME1.
 
2013-03-12 12:30:20 PM  

texdent: Are we talking about just have enough power to toss a coin into the air or Phoenix level teke?




Get off my lawn!

s1.postimage.org
 
2013-03-12 12:39:47 PM  
Pfft. Fontaine Futuristics has been doing this for a while now.
 
2013-03-12 12:42:17 PM  
encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-12 01:11:32 PM  
I'd settle for the ability to read minds, myself. There's already so much demand for it, even blatant frauds can still make a fortune just by claiming to have psychic powers.

/and I wouldn't even tell anyone I had them
//just quietly use them for the betterment of the human race
 
2013-03-12 01:13:02 PM  
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2013-03-12 01:37:16 PM  
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-12 01:48:06 PM  
Silly Subby -- you need midi-chlorians for that.
 
2013-03-12 02:07:38 PM  

Molavian: FTFA: When Oscar succeeds in controlling the ball as instructed, the tube in his mouth rewards him with a sip of his favorite beverage, Crystal Light.

That's why you have sh*t implanted in your brain, monkey.  You're stupid.  Drink whisky.


I believe in Crystal Light because I believe in ME! And Tinker Galoot, but that's not important right now
 
2013-03-12 02:11:57 PM  

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Way ahead of you.   Like 30 years ahead.
 
2013-03-12 03:13:15 PM  

Felgraf: mongbiohazard: No.

They will certainly lead to cyborgs and brain/machine interfaces, but telekinesis is the stuff of fiction and fairy tales. Moving a robot arm with your thoughts to pick something up? Yes - but not telekinesis. Using some undiscovered fantasy energy to move physical objects through the air without touching them? No - sorry, but that's going to have to remain the purview of comic books.

And scientists... hurry up with the brain/machine interfaces already! While telekenisis will remain fiction forever telePATHY is another story. Once you can use your brain/machine interface to send someone a message over the internet and to their own brain (and vice versa) there's really not a whole lot of difference between that and telepathy.

Do you really WANT spam emails being sent directly to your brain?


Not to mention Google following your every thought.
 
2013-03-12 03:31:58 PM  
This was a career path in System Shock 2.
 
2013-03-12 03:58:56 PM  
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images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-03-12 06:46:03 PM  

CygnusDarius: Felgraf: mongbiohazard: No.

They will certainly lead to cyborgs and brain/machine interfaces, but telekinesis is the stuff of fiction and fairy tales. Moving a robot arm with your thoughts to pick something up? Yes - but not telekinesis. Using some undiscovered fantasy energy to move physical objects through the air without touching them? No - sorry, but that's going to have to remain the purview of comic books.

And scientists... hurry up with the brain/machine interfaces already! While telekenisis will remain fiction forever telePATHY is another story. Once you can use your brain/machine interface to send someone a message over the internet and to their own brain (and vice versa) there's really not a whole lot of difference between that and telepathy.

Do you really WANT spam emails being sent directly to your brain?

Not to mention Google following your every thought.


I may not want spam going straight to my brain, but the technology IS coming and that kind of connectivity is pretty much the same thing functionally as telepathy. Kind of cool that within my lifetime I might see a bonafide super power added to the human race.

But yeah, like with any new technology there will be kinks and pitfalls we need to be concerned about.
 
2013-03-12 07:05:30 PM  

Stabone33: //DNRTFA


That's okay, neither did subby.
 
2013-03-12 08:39:43 PM  
Dang splicers.
 
2013-03-12 09:33:08 PM  

goatleggedfellow: Megaslow: [www.megaslow.net image 300x314]

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Couldn't wait to throw him under the bus in ME1.


Totally uncalled for Carth Onassi Redux.
 
2013-03-12 10:34:21 PM  
Miranda Kerr better hold on tight to those fancy panties of hers.
 
2013-03-14 06:18:38 PM  

Glitchwerks: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 320x312]


That is one of my favourite albums.
 
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