You may have heard of thought-control mechanism using a special-made wearable headset with sensors that used to sense human brain activity and enable control without actual physical movement or interaction. While the technology is still very new and advanced but believe it or not, there are already a team of researchers that are working on a FMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) with an intention to implant a wireless connected chip sensor module directly into human brain so that the hassle of wearing bulky headset can be eliminated.
The collaboration effort is co-worked by Intel Research Labs Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University and current focus is concentrated on how the FMRI machines can be used to analyze blood flow patterns in specific area in the brain as a direct response to how people think and try to do. And once they have able to collect data and establish a database with working model, the next step is to figure out how they are able to transform it into tiny chip that can be safely implanted into human brain without side effect while still able to work perfectly.
Obviously, this will change the nature on how people work not only for unfortunate people to be able to control and perform certain actions that otherwise can’t be done and just imagine how useful it could be if you are able to surf net, compile and run programs by just using brain activities. However, you may have to wait quite a while since the targeted date for commercialization is supposed to be due on 2020.