Picture a day where you can go through all the memories like on Instagram or Facebook, or you can insert a chip in your brain so that you may able to handle tons of information for communicating your thoughts to the community of millions in a while. These are the techniques used by brain hacking master minds and been under investigation by Elon Musk to DARPA scientists. Human brain is complex machine but we can be closer to become Neo in the Matrix than ever before and the scientists in Silicon Valley believes that it is the next stage in human evolution. (Buhr, n.d.). Below are the 11 companies who are hacking you brain:
Nowadays Tony Stark has created a startup in order to bring some meaningful change in the world. In this fast growing world of technology they would try to insert computer chip in the brain. Neuralink website implies “developing ultrahigh bandwidth brain-machine interface to connect computers and humans”.
It’s actually meant to link people with human race so that it may allow billions of human to to communicate by just sending different thought instantly.
DARPA’s RAM sensor:
The secretive research branch of Defense Department DARPA, is currently working on brain sensor technology. This sensor is introduced by Lawrence Livermore national Laboratory so that it may grant under DARPA use Restoring Active Memory program lies in RAM, which helps in stimulating neurons to combat memory loss and reads signals from brain.
According to DARPA, more than 270,000 military service partners have led to traumatic combat brain injuries from 2000 and scientists in DARPA are trying continuously on implant devices that may prove helpful in targeting neural stimulation which in turn assists in memory loss restoring including complex memories.
Those who are already familiar with Black Mirror may find neuroscience startup Kernel easy to access. The startup is currently working on prosthetic memory device which may prove helpful in recalling and will also help in making it available commercially. It was initially started by OS Fund’s Bryan Johnson who invested $100 million to get it off the ground from his personal assets. The primary focus of Kernel is on medical applications while Johnson aims to extend the space of startup to upsurge intelligence. Those without implant may don’t get the edge over merging machine and woman. This escorting in the next stage of human development.
Brain controlled software platform is Boston-based startup currently working on software and hardware tools used to control VR and AR with thoughts. Thus we can easily steer the future of user interaction on different devices without voice commands and Oculus Touch controller. This application has the scope of user interactions in virtual world like you can easily put your oven to desired temperature with thinking lights on and off and with the help of brain waves.
The Muse headband assist in providing you with a substance-free chill session without converting your world into live supercomputer. Muss will help you in reducing anxiety and stress in few minutes using different brain wave signals for just $300.
Muse will assure the state of comfort and calmness achieved by your mind using signal feedback and guided game. With the help of this information or data provided by Muse application yu can easily keep track of your improvement with time.
Thync tries to assist you chill out from hectic routine of life by joining few tech companies. It will help in boosting your energy level via mood altering headset connected through your smartphone. It get attached by the triangular module to your neck and forehead using adhesive disposable strip. No brain boosting chemicals are required to dial the intensity of electrical pulses for energy setting and achieving the state of calmness.
Star Wars introduced the idea moving objects with the help of mind over 35 years ago firstly. Emotiv helps us in doing just the same practice. The Neuro-headset made by startup helps users in sending concentrated thoughts to all the devices linked together. Emotiv works by scanning signals generated by your brain using EEG device, which makes the things like toy helicopter to fly up and making toy cars to the right. Those with disabilities, it provides numerous applications to deal with efficiently.
Halo Neuroscience helps athletes in improving the function of brain by introducing Neuro primary technology via headset. Halo puts a light on improving the functions of body by stimulating the motor cortex of brain using pulses of light. The famous Olympic athletes like Hafsatu Kamara, Mike Rogers, Mikel Thomas and Michal Tinsley have used this technology in improving their abilities.
University of Florida and other rich research facilities are currently focusing on trippy mind-melding technology which also includes brain-controlled drones. This technology refers to read abstract thoughts from the minds of human beings and uses them to move the drone upward and backward, back and forth using EEG headset readings. The U.S. defense department is also working on the same niche using drone technology to eradicate doubted terrorists. They also need this brain-controlled application for recognizing terrorists sitting far away.
BrainsGate is a combination of nerve cells containing sensory nerves and autonomous nerves using a technique to help the people with disorders through Neuro stimulation called sphenopalatine ganglion. It also helps in sending information to the glands of nasal cavity palate, para nasal sinuses and pharynx believed to have a connection to migraine and cluster headaches.
BrainsGate proves this technology also helps in treating central nervous system disorders like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and epilepsy. BrainsGate is also working on patients suffering from ischemic stroke after onset of symptoms within 24 hours.
Do you people thinks that brain hacking discussion could be completed without talking about pills and potions? There are numerous Silicon Valley startups hawking the world of internet brain pills called nootropics. Subsequent television series and Hollywood movie “Limitless” suggested about cognitive powers and that they might give us with superhuman memory. George Church a famous geneticist has written on this subject.
The FDA seems okay for their emerging proliferation in U.S. (at least for the stuff containing Piracetam and HTP-5, and you will need a prescription for Modafinil), but it still not clear if the claims actually hold up for these many “magic pills”.