In the video below, well-known futurist Dr. Michio Kaku reminds us that humanity is at the point where we can finally connect computers to the living mind. He points out that in the future, with implanted electrodes in the brain or perhaps with noninvasive EEG helmets, we will be able to have brain-to-brain communication which will eventually lead to a new world wide web, the Brain Net.
Kaku is a “popularizer” of science and he currently holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York. Besides his highly recommended book the Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 he has had over 70 scientific articles published covering topics such as superstring theory, supergravity, supersymmetry, and hadronic physics.
Kaku believes that in the next coming decades the Internet we know today will develop to a brain network where the exchanged information will not be limited to conscious thoughts (words, phrases, sentences) and images but also emotions and feelings.
In this BigThink talk Kaku mentions a demonstration at a Berkeley laboratory where researchers create videos of people’s thoughts. The images are not very accurate yet but you can already see on the screen what people are thinking.
What do you think about the new revolution? Can you imagine that technology progression will eventually deliver the Brain Network? Let us know in the comments below.