‘Neural revolution’: Royal Society calls for inquiry into new wave of brain implants

‘Neural revolution’: Royal Society calls for inquiry into new wave of brain implants

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By: Ian Sample Science editor |

‘Neural revolution’: Royal Society calls for inquiry into new wave of brain implants

| Neuroscience | The Guardian

Scientists think devices could allow people to communicate telepathically or the paralysed to walk in the next decades

Society must prepare for a technological revolution in which brain implants allow people to communicate by telepathy, download new skills, and brag about their holidays in “neural postcards”, leading scientists say.

While such far-fetched applications remain fiction for now, research into brain implants and other neural devices is advancing so fast that the Royal Society has called for a “national investigation” into the technology.

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