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(The New York Times)   Can the nervous system be hacked? If so, let's just hope it doesn't use OpenSSL   (nytimes.com ) divider line
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2014-06-08 01:00:53 PM  
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I don't see why nerves can't be hacked.
 
2014-06-08 03:20:17 PM  
i60.tinypic.com
 
2014-06-08 03:34:51 PM  
On the negative side, it means television commercials in your sleep.

On the positive side, it means playing Candy Crush Saga during sex--wait, make that a negative as well...
 
2014-06-08 03:34:52 PM  
almandot:

Exactly what I was thinking. Well played.
 
2014-06-08 03:37:29 PM  
Of course it can. It's, like, v0.7.
 
2014-06-08 03:42:49 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-06-08 03:54:20 PM  
So soon the BSOD really will be a Blue Screen of DEATH.
 
2014-06-08 03:54:31 PM  
This will feel... a little weird.
 
2014-06-08 04:01:32 PM  

dangelder: [upload.wikimedia.org image 556x576]


Hey! That's not Enki's nam-shub!
 
2014-06-08 04:07:33 PM  
i628.photobucket.com
 
2014-06-08 04:08:40 PM  
This would go a long way in explaining the Placebo effect.
 
2014-06-08 04:09:14 PM  

bingethinker: So soon the BSOD really will be a Blue Screen of DEATH.


Does it fark up your brain? Or your computer?
 
2014-06-08 04:10:12 PM  
Good luck.  My cyberbrain is behind 7 attack barriers.
 
2014-06-08 04:20:06 PM  
Run RandomOrgasm.Exe
 
2014-06-08 04:22:57 PM  
I wonder how you do authentication. Though I guess if you've got Parkinson's you already have the handshake...
 
2014-06-08 04:24:09 PM  
i1211.photobucket.com

Yes please to the cybernetic parts, pass on the brain hacks.
 
2014-06-08 04:26:22 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Run RandomOrgasm.Exe


Error 5: Access Denied
 
2014-06-08 04:28:57 PM  
"I think this is the industry that will replace the drug industry,"

Any have odds on how long this man has left to live?
 
2014-06-08 04:29:56 PM  

dangelder: [upload.wikimedia.org image 556x576]


Is this a joke about statutory Eskimo rape, Blasian samurai who are also heroes, and vagina dentata?
 
2014-06-08 04:56:37 PM  
That was an intense article. I feel like I'm living in the future.

Researchers have already controlled mouse behavior with optogenetics - inducing sleep and aggression on command.
 
2014-06-08 05:13:09 PM  
Of course it can. Meditation is a great way of accomplishing just that, at least at a higher level. (Think of it as interfacing through an OS rather than using a terminal to do things in a direct manner.)

Of course there isn't much money in developing methods to do the same work on physiological systems using a computer everyone already has in their heads.

The body's chemical transmission systems work just like feedback circuits in mechanics and electronics. These implants would be a very exciting avenue to finally grapple the question of the underlying mathematical models of neurotransmitter interaction, and how it affects your consciousness in real time.
 
2014-06-08 05:45:57 PM  
That's why all my servants have Imperial Conditioning.
 
2014-06-08 06:00:15 PM  
Sounds like someone is a fan of late 80s cyberpunk.
 
2014-06-08 06:18:05 PM  
FTFA: Famm believes, bioelectronic medicine might someday treat hypertension, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, infertility, obesity and cancer. "This is not a one-trick pony."

You know what else treats these conditions today?  A diet of REAL FOOD.  Nutrient-dense food, high in the fats the body needs to properly sheath myelin cells, low in carbs enough to reduce blood pressure, diabetes,  control seizures (ketogenic diet), and obesity, reduce systemic inflammation to relieve asthma, improve sperm motility and better regulate menstrual cycles, and lower the risk of cancer.

But god forbid we should agitate for proper nutrition and harm profits of multi-nationals.
 
2014-06-08 06:46:49 PM  
I have a feeling that the answer is yes.  Never before on Earth has a nervous system faced evolutionary pressure from hacking by sapient attackers, so there shouldn't be immunity to it in any higher animal.  All previous hacking on the nervous system has been done by random natural selection - for example, the rabies virus and those wasps that hack into cockroach brains.
 
2014-06-08 07:39:22 PM  
At the ripe ol' age of 58, I am becoming afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis in my hands. While I can still (for now) type and write, I can not completely close my fists. My left index finger only bends 1/2 way now. My middle right finger aches and constantly feels (for lack of a better term) swollen/puffy. It is starting to affect my feet as well. I can still function but have slowed down in the past couple of years. My mother suffered half of her life from severe rheumatoid arthritis. Her fingers were deformed, both knee joints were replaced but then the r/a attacked her ankles, shoulders and elbows. Eventually, it even spread to her ribs. In spite of all that, she remained relatively upbeat and always worried more about others over her own needs.
I'm gonna keep an eye on this new treatment and its progress. Someday I may be knocking on this doctors door.

As for the outsider "hacking", I hope I can come up with a strong password. ( Ha ! )
 
2014-06-08 08:22:29 PM  

acohn: FTFA: Famm believes, bioelectronic medicine might someday treat hypertension, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, infertility, obesity and cancer. "This is not a one-trick pony."

You know what else treats these conditions today?  A diet of REAL FOOD.  Nutrient-dense food, high in the fats the body needs to properly sheath myelin cells, low in carbs enough to reduce blood pressure, diabetes,  control seizures (ketogenic diet), and obesity, reduce systemic inflammation to relieve asthma, improve sperm motility and better regulate menstrual cycles, and lower the risk of cancer.

But god forbid we should agitate for proper nutrition and harm profits of multi-nationals.


Even people who eat well get sick. As someone with no medical history sitting in the sweetest part of the actuarial tables, it's  very easy to forget that your body can malfunction through no fault of your own. But it absolutely can. Moreover, even with a good diet and good health, I'd love to be able to throw it all out the window and stuff my face with bread pudding every day without ill consequence. So I cheer on medical advances.
 
2014-06-08 09:11:23 PM  
img338.imageshack.us

Ahhhh, that's the stuff!
 
2014-06-08 11:02:49 PM  
Oh, I get it, it's a Heart Bleed thing.
 
2014-06-09 04:05:12 AM  
There really is an xkcd comic for everything.

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/surgery.p ng
 
2014-06-09 07:48:50 AM  

Driver: At the ripe ol' age of 58, I am becoming afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis in my hands. While I can still (for now) type and write, I can not completely close my fists. My left index finger only bends 1/2 way now. My middle right finger aches and constantly feels (for lack of a better term) swollen/puffy. It is starting to affect my feet as well. I can still function but have slowed down in the past couple of years. My mother suffered half of her life from severe rheumatoid arthritis. Her fingers were deformed, both knee joints were replaced but then the r/a attacked her ankles, shoulders and elbows. Eventually, it even spread to her ribs. In spite of all that, she remained relatively upbeat and always worried more about others over her own needs.
I'm gonna keep an eye on this new treatment and its progress. Someday I may be knocking on this doctors door.

As for the outsider "hacking", I hope I can come up with a strong password. ( Ha ! )


Listen, you have nothing to lose, right?
Try this:
1) cut out all the red meat from your diet (after a one week of vegetarian food)
2) for two weeks boil a teaspoon of turmeric with milk, tea or whatever way makes it more palatable to you. Early morning or before sleep. Then every other day for a month, then take a week off, then every third day/night for months with weekly breaks between months.

/hope it works, read up on it.
//peace
 
2014-06-09 10:25:11 AM  

Tax Boy: [i628.photobucket.com image 427x316]


I love that book!!
 
2014-06-09 10:37:52 AM  
Marketers say yes, we can subconsciously get you excited about anything with sizzle, hot models, and buzzwords.
 
2014-06-09 11:50:41 AM  

Resident Muslim: Driver: At the ripe ol' age of 58, I am becoming afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis in my hands. While I can still (for now) type and write, I can not completely close my fists. My left index finger only bends 1/2 way now. My middle right finger aches and constantly feels (for lack of a better term) swollen/puffy. It is starting to affect my feet as well. I can still function but have slowed down in the past couple of years. My mother suffered half of her life from severe rheumatoid arthritis. Her fingers were deformed, both knee joints were replaced but then the r/a attacked her ankles, shoulders and elbows. Eventually, it even spread to her ribs. In spite of all that, she remained relatively upbeat and always worried more about others over her own needs.
I'm gonna keep an eye on this new treatment and its progress. Someday I may be knocking on this doctors door.

As for the outsider "hacking", I hope I can come up with a strong password. ( Ha ! )

Listen, you have nothing to lose, right?
Try this:
1) cut out all the red meat from your diet (after a one week of vegetarian food)
2) for two weeks boil a teaspoon of turmeric with milk, tea or whatever way makes it more palatable to you. Early morning or before sleep. Then every other day for a month, then take a week off, then every third day/night for months with weekly breaks between months.

/hope it works, read up on it.
//peace


You're an idiot. He has time and money to lose with your quack treatment. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, "there is little reliable evidence to support the use of turmeric for any health condition because few clinical trials have been conducted." When even the alternative medicine guys say something like this, you absolutely know it is a waste of time.
 
2014-06-09 12:19:42 PM  

Tobin_Lam: Resident Muslim: Driver: At the ripe ol' age of 58, I am becoming afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis in my hands. While I can still (for now) type and write, I can not completely close my fists. My left index finger only bends 1/2 way now. My middle right finger aches and constantly feels (for lack of a better term) swollen/puffy. It is starting to affect my feet as well. I can still function but have slowed down in the past couple of years. My mother suffered half of her life from severe rheumatoid arthritis. Her fingers were deformed, both knee joints were replaced but then the r/a attacked her ankles, shoulders and elbows. Eventually, it even spread to her ribs. In spite of all that, she remained relatively upbeat and always worried more about others over her own needs.
I'm gonna keep an eye on this new treatment and its progress. Someday I may be knocking on this doctors door.

As for the outsider "hacking", I hope I can come up with a strong password. ( Ha ! )

Listen, you have nothing to lose, right?
Try this:
1) cut out all the red meat from your diet (after a one week of vegetarian food)
2) for two weeks boil a teaspoon of turmeric with milk, tea or whatever way makes it more palatable to you. Early morning or before sleep. Then every other day for a month, then take a week off, then every third day/night for months with weekly breaks between months.

/hope it works, read up on it.
//peace

You're an idiot. He has time and money to lose with your quack treatment. According to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, "there is little reliable evidence to support the use of turmeric for any health condition because few clinical trials have been conducted." When even the alternative medicine guys say something like this, you absolutely know it is a waste of time.


Losing time and money stirring a teaspoon of spice into a hot drink?

Wow.

Just googled "turmeric arthritis" and got hits from:
WebMD
Livestrong
Healthline
Arthritis Research Uk

Heck, even Time!!

/never claimed not being an idiot, but you my dear sir/madam _____
 
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