- fitting a human with an EEG cap that sends signals to a rat's brain, stimulating it to move its tail (Harvard University)
- a video game that can only be played by two neurologically linked players--one who can see the game screen and, by thinking really hard, "tells" the other, holding the game controller, to push a button (University of Washington)
Your Futurist Friday assignment: watch this video [5 min 11 sec] to find out more about the technology behind this evolving technology, and think about some of the questions posed by the narrator (Jonathon Strickland): How would you use brain-to-brain communication? What would art look like in a future in which we communicate directly with our brains?
If you enjoyed this video is from fwthinking, I recommend their website (where you can find more videos) and blog, You can also follow them on Twitter @fwthinking