“I gave a demonstration of one experiment, which I think is the most beautiful I have ever tried. I think if I live a long life and work all the time I shall never have a more beautiful experiment than that. I had a boat without crew or captain, which I controlled merely by the force of my intelligence. I would will ‘turn,’ and it would turn, ‘go to the right,’ and it would go to the right, ‘to the left,’ it would go to the left. The beautiful thing about it was that it seem to be instinct with life, and, as a dog obeys the commands of his master, so this machine obeyed mind. And yet, it was governed simply by the electrical waves striking upon a receiver. And so which any machine.
“Why I could make an automaton in the shape of a man that could walk, move, perform all the motions of a man, except wherein the fact of it not being an organic being would make a difference. All this theory is developed from my idea that the actions of all inanimate beings are governed by impressions from outside objects received upon the eye.
“My idea is that people are simply automata, governed by the transmission of circumstances surrounding them upon the eye. This is the greatest idea of the age. The relations of nations will be affected by it. It will revolutionize thought. It may take years, but it will gradually come about. Men of science find it difficult to accept this idea. They cannot comprehend it. It is stupendous, and yet it is very simple.”
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“A Visit to Nikola Tesla,” by Dragislav L. Petković. Politika, April 1927.
For the first time in history, researchers have connected the human brain to the internet.
The invention links a small Raspberry Pi computer to a headset with 14 nodes that correspond to different parts of the brain.
Each brain wave can be monitored on a screen. In the future, this technology could be used to transfer information back and forth between mind and computer.
“Brainternet” came about as the fourth year project of biomedical students Jemma-Faye Chait and Danielle Winter from the Wits School of Electrical and Information Engineering in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The students were supervised by Wits professor Adam Pantanowitz.
According to Pantanowitz, the technology is much less scary than it sounds. “Brainternet is a new frontier in brain-computer interface systems.
There is a lack of easily understood data about how a human brain works and processes information.
Brainternet seeks to simplify a person’s understanding of their own brain and the brains of others. It does this through continuous monitoring of brain activity as well as enabling some interactivity”.
Brainternet uses EEG (electroencephalogram) technology to monitor the tiny electrical signals transmitted between the brain and the surface of the skull.
Various regions of the brain control different bodily functions and actions. Brainternet is entirely portable and can be used while in motion. The device gathers information, transmits it to a public access site on the internet and learns about the user as it is worn.
“Ultimately, we’re aiming to enable interactivity between the user and their brain so that the user can provide a stimulus and see the response. Brainternet can be further improved to classify recordings through a smart phone app that will provide data for a machine-learning algorithm. In future, there could be information transferred in both directions – inputs and outputs to the brain,” says Pantanowitz.
The potential of a brain-computer connection is a highly controversial subject with serious ethical implications.
People worry, for example, that the technology could be hacked and used for mind control.
Pantanowitz agrees– “Any sort of attack that could take over the stream and use it in a non-desirable way would be a disaster for the individual involved and, more generally, it could be a real risk for society,” he says.
Listen to this interview with Nikola Tesla from 1932, titled “Tesla, 76, Reports His Talents at Peak.” The inventor speaks of his two new inventions that will change the future of science and technology, and also the possibilities of interplanetary communication. Enjoy (((:
“When I was 9 years old I built a turbine in a mountain stream on my father’s land and connected it up with bolts to all sorts of machinery. I told my uncle, ‘Some day I’m going to America and I will run a big wheel at Niagara Falls.’ I had read about Niagara Falls and it fascinated me. My uncle didn’t take it seriously. ‘You’ll never see Niagara Falls,’ he told me.
“But I did come to America, and I did put a big wheel in Niagara Falls.”
Check out this audio listen of an interview with Nikola Tesla on his 75th birthday. He talks of the possibilities of interplanetary communication and his transmission of energy to do so. He also shares his views on the human being and his belief in the Mechanistic Theory of Life. Pretty interesting.
Check out this interview with Nikola Tesla, from 1915. He discusses some of his past experiments at Colorado Springs, in 1899, where he created sparks over 70 feet long, and also shares some of his present work at that time. Truly ahead of his time.
Check out this audio listen of “Talking With Planets,” by Nikola Tesla. The inventor speak on the opportunities of wireless transmission and the possibilities of communicating with other intelligent extraterrestrial beings.
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Listen to this interesting article/interview by Harry Goldberg with Nikola Tesla in 1932.
Tesla predicts much of the future and technology we see today, and roasts the scientific community of his time.
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