Humans connecting through their minds is going to happen this century, experts say.
So, we have the Internet of Things. If you haven’t heard of it yet, it refers to the system that has everyday objects connected via the Internet. For instance, if you have a smart speaker, you can connect it to your phone via Bluetooth and play songs off a service like Spotify. If you have a smart home device such as a smart thermostat, you can turn on the air conditioning remotely, using your phone.
But what about turning the AC on just by thinking about it?
Scientists now say an Internet of thoughts is just decades away.
According to researchers at UC Berkeley and the US Institute for Molecular Manufacturing, huge progress is presently being made in nanotechnology, nanomedicine, artificial intelligence, and computation.
This means the development of a ‘human brain/cloud interface’ (B/CI)- something that actually connects neurons and synapses in your brain to enormous cloud-computing networks in real time-is going to happen this century.
The technology could allow humans to create a “global superbrain”, scientists say. This would be a network of individual brains, connected in collective thought.
While it sounds outlandish, apparently it’s actually in the works. What’s the only roadblock standing in the way?
No is sure exactly HOW to get these nanoparticles and nanorobots safely into a human brain, as of yet.
So, we’ve got a ways to go. But maybe someday, we’ll solve the world’s greatest problems together, through connected minds.