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Neural Lace: Um Robot-Neurônio Injetado no Cérebro!

quinta-feira, junho 9th, 2016


Base para iniciar pesquisa sobre neural lace e Elon Musk:

Neural Lace 1

Este assunto e’ da maior importância porque ele pode se tornar popularmente conhecido e pode revolucionar a vida humana dentro de poucos anos. Resumindo, os cientistas criaram um tipo de injeção que pode injetar um mecanismo microscópico no nível da nanotecnologia, numa veia humana, ir ate o cérebro, estacionar la dentro e começar a interagir com neurônios, crescendo e soltando vários fios como dendrites. Os neurônios aceitam o robozinho e passam a interagir com ele como se fosse mais um neurônio! Mas o robosinho seria como um computador ligado a Internet. Ao invés de hoje nos conectar-mos a Internect através de um computador, com esta técnica estaríamos 24 horas conectados entre cérebro direto com Internet, e wireless, ou seja , sem fios. O cérebro torna-se apenas mais um computador!

Agora tem um milionário, Elon Musk, dono da Tesla Motors ( que esta desenvolvendo o carro sem motoristas), da Space X, (que desceu um foguete vindo do espaço acertando direto uma embarcação no meio do oceano), dizendo que esta’ disposto a fabricar esta tecnologia em larga escala. Um de seus principais argumentos e’ que ela salvara a humanidade de ser controlada pela Inteligencia Artificial e por uma possível Matrix – que ele acredita esta’ inserida em nossa genética por alienígenas e controlando-nos num mundo virtual…

Claro, o assunto já começou a pipocar nas manchetes intelectualizadas e começou o debate sobre as possíveis consequências éticas e medicinais de tal tecnologia. Eu copiei abaixo um dos artigos mais explicativos e completo sobre o tema, para traduzi-lo assim que possivel. E tambem elaborei um post-resposta ao artigo, que vai abaixo:

Creating the World’s First Neural Lace Network ( The Idea from Elon Musk)

June 3rd, 2016 – By Futurist Thomas Frey



Meu comentario postado no artigo (     ) e não foi publicado talvez aguardando moderação ou por erro.

Louis Morelli – 6/6/2016

We can’t record information that we did not “think” about it. So, since that we can’t think more than one or two information at the same time, the library in tem seconds never will happens, at least, if we don’t invent also an artificial memory. But, then, the artificial memory will record artificial or virtual information, which means, we will have a “parallel artificial brain”.

I could be wrong if my theoretical model of brain’s building blocks circuits is wrong. This model is based on the Matrix/DNA formula, which must be the formula for all natural systems, from atoms to galaxies to cells, to brains. The formula is a kind of machine that process each information in a serial basis, while the abstract identity of the system ( the mind or the software) process all information absorbed and recorded in a parallel basis.

So, thoughts are this formula machine operation. Each thought has five serial steps, but those thoughts to be recorded has seven steps. These operations mimics the cycle of life, because the entire Matrix/DNA formula is a system created by a life cycle of an initial body.This operation is slow, has its natural time, has no way to accelerate it. If for recording information in memory needs to think the information, only natural evolution plus our knowledge about the process will be able to accelerate our brains’ operations.


Copia do artigo para fazer a tradução:

Elon Musk recently added a new twist to his vision for tech-related accomplishments by saying he was interested in creating a “neural lace.”

For a little background, science fiction author Iain M. Banks first coined the term “neural lace” in The Culture series. In these novels, people living on another planet installed genetically engineered glands in their brains capable of secreting stimulants, psychedelics and sedatives whenever they wanted them.

Last year, researchers from Harvard and the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology in Beijing managed to create a working neural lace prototype. They figured out a way to inject a tiny electronic mesh sensor into the brain of a mouse that fully integrates with cerebral matter that enabled computers to monitor brain activity.

Using a syringe, the mesh was injected into the mouse brain where the material expanded to 30 times its original size. Once inside, the mouse brain cells grew around the mesh, forming connections with the wires in the flexible mesh circuit. Unlike most implants, the mouse brain completely accepted the mechanical component and assimilated with it without any damage being caused to the mouse.

To show how this type of technology could be applied to humans, we currently use electric shock treatment for patients suffering from severe muscle spasms. While this approach is only used in worst-case scenarios, it uses long wires that are inserted deep into the brain, risking long-term brain injury with every insertion.

If a neural lace is able to completely integrate with the human brain, this would enable doctors to treat all sorts of neurodegenerative diseases that are currently difficult to cure. But that is only a small piece of a much bigger opportunity here.

Even though we can only speculate on the full potential, it should eventually be possible to master brain-to-brain communications, record visual inputs, control sleep patterns, instantly reset our emotional disposition, adjust our own chemical-brain balance, and intellectually do brain-searches of the Internet.

Information at the Speed of Need

The distance between information and our brain is getting shorter.

Twenty years ago if you had access to a large information center, such as the Library of Congress, and someone asked you a series of questions, your task would have been to pour through the racks of books to come up with the answers. The time involved could have easily added up to 10 hours per question.

Today, if we are faced with uncovering answers from a digital Library of Congress, using keyboards and computer screens, the time-to-answer process has been reduced to as little as 10 minutes.

The next iteration of interface design will give us the power to find answers in as little as 10 seconds. That’s where neural lace technology comes into play.

The ease and fluidity of our information-to-brain interface will have a profound effect on everything from education, to the way we conduct business, to the way we function as a society.

After we achieve a 10-second interface, we’ll immediately set our sights on the next milestone, the 10-millisecond interface.

Once we get past the notion that “fast” can be made to go even faster, we will begin to enter an entirely new era where collaboration will happen instantly across all kinds of boundaries, with all kinds of people. The rulebook for the entire world will be rewritten around the “speed of need.”

Answering the Ethical Questions

Venturing into new territory is a perfect opportunity for us to speculate, and since I’m not a brain matter expert, this is the part that will probably get me in trouble. Some of my assumptions may indeed be erroneous. Science fiction has evolved into the ugly step-sister of the horror industry, leaving us with far too many crazy notions about mind control and the evil intent of people working in this field.

Increasing the speed with which we access information does not mean we are becoming “The Borg” on Star Trek, and our minds will not instantly become controllable or even accessible to others without our consent.

Every mind is different. The patterns and connection we make inside our own minds is uniquely our own. To someone peering in from the outside it will be like looking at a cryptic 3-dimensional document written in a foreign language.

To be sure, dangers still exist, but most will result from areas we don’t yet understand. Social reclusiveness, information additions, and destructive idea viruses may all be part of a much longer list of things that can go wrong.

Next-Generation Learning

As most storytellers have learned, the basic components of every story deals with six elements – who, what, when, where, why, and how.

Four of these elements – who, what, when, and where – are factual. With a 10-second neural lace interface, and especially if we drop it to 10-milliseconds, learning becomes far less about committing factual information to memory because information becomes so easily accessible.

Many of today’s most scholarly people who have mastered the capacity to retain vast reservoirs of minutia will find themselves staring toe to toe with average people who have mastered the exact same ability, albeit indirectly with the use of technology.

Schools will no longer focus on the factual information but on the indirect aspects like relational elements, pattern analysis, value statements, opinions, and basic questions like “why” and “how.”

Here are some examples of questions that are not easily answered with a neural lace interface:

  • Can you explain the context within which those comments were made?
  • How do animal behaviors vary from species to species?
  • Was their underlying motivation behind that change detrimental to their cause?
  • How did that kind of thinking relate to what other cultures were going through?
  • Why do you think that happened?
  • Based on your understanding of the situation, was that a good move?