How Much Longer Until Humanity Becomes A Hive Mind?


Last month, researchers created an electronic link between the brains of two rats separated by thousands of miles. This was just another reminder that technology will one day make us telepaths. But how far will this transformation go? And how long will it take before humans evolve into a fully-fledged hive mind? We… » 3/15/13 11:00am 3/15/13 11:00am

Mind-controlled dress just might be the sexiest robot fashion ever

The mind-controlled dress, created by designer Nange Magro, is utterly captivating. It lights up and changes shape according to the level of concentration in your brain — and in particular, its skirt pulls back, like a spooky insect's wings, to reveal a shiny latex undergarment. Which might make it difficult for others … » 3/14/12 10:50am 3/14/12 10:50am

We're closer to becoming real cyborgs than most people realize

In the New York Times the other day, there was a great story by Pagan Kennedy about experiments with brain-computer interfaces, which included the stuff you usually hear about, like people moving cursors with their minds. But it also included some new stuff, like Kennedy herself choosing a picture on her phone using… » 9/19/11 5:30pm 9/19/11 5:30pm

The Next Generation Of Brainwave-Control Helmets Looks Much Cooler

Check out the future of brain-computer interfaces. After we poked fun at the electrode-strewn skullcap you'd need to control a pinball machine's flippers yesterday, a researcher sent us this picture of the next-generation EMG helmet, that doesn't need direct contact. » 3/03/10 9:30am 3/03/10 9:30am