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(Yahoo)   Highly secretive US military researchers reveal they are developing a brain implant to restore memory. What could possibly go wrong?   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 23
    More: Spiffy, brain implant, CraveOnline, military researchers, Wake Forest University, Arthur Caplan, Langone Medical Center, synthetic biology, memory  
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2014-05-02 10:14:12 AM  
Nothing. Nothing at all.
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2014-05-02 11:38:01 AM  
I'm dating a girl with implants so I'm getting a kick...
 
2014-05-02 01:59:40 PM  

Barfmaker: I'm dating a girl with implants so I'm getting a kick...


The kind that make her smarter, or dumber?
 
2014-05-02 02:00:42 PM  
If I couldn't forget things, I'd go mad.
 
2014-05-02 02:01:33 PM  
Restoring memory is just a few steps away from installing memory. I, for one, look forward to chipping the latest book, or even a direct neural interface to a network.

I'll be second in line.

'cos you never want to be first for things like this.
 
2014-05-02 02:01:34 PM  

Arkanaut: The kind that make her smarter, or dumber?


More buoyant.
 
2014-05-02 02:02:19 PM  
Will we have to get our collective asses to Mars?
 
2014-05-02 02:03:48 PM  
We still don't understand how the brain works.  Keep that in mind when reading any articles like this.
 
2014-05-02 02:04:03 PM  

The Bestest: Will we have to get our collective asses to Mars?


More importantly, will I get to sex a young Sharon Stone?
 
2014-05-02 02:05:00 PM  

SordidEuphemism: Restoring memory is just a few steps away from installing memory.


www.keep-calm-t-shirt.com
 
2014-05-02 02:14:48 PM  
I also hear that Tahiti's a magical place.
 
2014-05-02 02:22:29 PM  
I swear I've read about this before.
 
2014-05-02 02:31:09 PM  

What could possibly go wrong?


I don't remember.
 
2014-05-02 02:31:20 PM  
BRB, need to craft supervillain persona so I can get these, then get them to Terry Pratchett.
 
2014-05-02 02:37:09 PM  
If it helps me relive a redhead thread, I'm OK with this.
If it brings back memories of cannot-be-unseen, I'll pass.
If I have to relive time with my ex, I'm going Tyler Durden on the research facility.

/current pain from the ex is more than plenty.
 
2014-05-02 02:37:43 PM  

Arkanaut: Barfmaker: I'm dating a girl with implants so I'm getting a kick...

The kind that make her smarter, or dumber?


It helped her mammaries.
 
2014-05-02 02:39:50 PM  
Oliver North to be test subject?
 
2014-05-02 02:41:49 PM  
Whoa! I just learned Kung Fu!
 
2014-05-02 02:50:49 PM  
Would it help with alzheimers?
 
2014-05-02 03:53:52 PM  
So, a hippocampal prosthesis. On one side, long-term memories; on the other, short-term memory and cognitive processing. I guess you'd get to listen in on traffic in both directions.

Listen in on what goes to and comes back from long-term memory, and we can emulate it externally.

Listen in on what goes to and comes from the rest of the brain, at the right level of detail, and maybe we can emulate that externally...

...and, at that point, we're done. Download/upload works. Secure your backups, ditch the meat, and head off into the bright, eternal morning of all space-time.
 
2014-05-03 01:22:46 AM  
Miles Vorkosigan approves.
 
2014-05-03 01:45:37 AM  
I have an almost eidetic spatial memory - I can see in the mind's eye almost anywhere I've ever been, even if I only went there once. That would be great if it didn't include remembering in perfect detail every appreciable faux pas, embarassing moment and social misstep associated with a place.

Believe, Farking, Me: You don't want to remember everything. You want old memories to fade. You want to remember you had a big nosebleed in first grade, not close your eyes and see yourself sitting in the back row second from the right in Mrs. Bramsway's class terrified because you have no idea what to do and don't want to make a scene.

Otherwise you'll be a reclusive, fossilized old man who's trapped in the past and hates himself for all his mistakes before you're 25.
 
2014-05-03 10:42:44 AM  
I'd be happy if it could help my short term memory.
 
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