The creepy and amazing world of computer implants

Cameras embedded in human skulls. Chips that translate thoughts into actions. Contact lenses that diagnose eye diseases. These computer implants will blow your mind.

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Chip on the Brain

Never mind touchscreens, keyboards, mice, or even voice input. The new BrainGate" technology cuts out the UI middleman by implanting a chip directly under a person's skull. The chip detects electrical impulses, which route to a computer for translation into real-world actions such as moving a cursor on screen, or opening and closing a prosthetic hand. Prototype BrainGate systems" are currently being tested on people with severe physical disabilities, including those with spinal-cord injuries or muscular dystrophy.

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