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Bio-Chip/Time Travel


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"Bio-chip implant arrives for cashless transactions Announcement at global security confab unveils syringe-injectable ID microchip." (Announcement in Technology/Sciences Journal)

The bio-chip implants now being developed will be capable of communicating with a computer to perform specific functions as in opening doors, starting the car, windows, etc.

Searching the web will provide plenty of information regarding where the bio-chip industry is and what projects they are working on. The far reaching ideal (as mentioned in an article in the late 1980's ) is for a version of the chip that interfaces directly with the brain. It develops a symbiotic relationship and can retrieve or download information to an external memory device/computer...

Brain-Machine Interfaces
By Antonio Regalado

Source: Technology Review

January/February 2001

Belle, a nocturnal owl monkey small enough to fit comfortably in a coat pocket, blinks her outsized eyes as a technician plugs four connectors into sockets installed in the top of her skull. In the next room, measurements of the electrical signals from some 90 neurons in Belle's brain pulse across a computer screen. Recorded from four separate areas of Belle's cerebral cortex, the signals provide a window into what her brain is doing as she reaches to touch one of four assigned buttons to earn her reward-a few drops of apple juice. Miguel Nicolelis, a Duke University neurobiologist who is pioneering the use of neural implants to study the brain, points proudly to the captured data on the computer monitor and says: "This readout is one of a kind in the world."

The same might be said of Nicolelis, who is a leader in a competitive and highly significant field. Only about a half-dozen teams around the world are pursuing the same goals: gaining a better understanding of how the mind works and then using that knowledge to build implant systems that would make brain control of computers and other machines possible. Nicolelis terms such systems "hybrid brain-machine interfaces" or HBMIs. Recently, working with the Laboratory for Human and Machine Haptics at MIT, he scored an important first on the HBMI front, sending signals from individual neurons in Belle's brain to a robot, which used the data to mimic the monkey's arm movements in real time.

In the long run, Nicolelis predicts that HBMIs will allow human brains to control artificial devices designed to restore lost sensory and motor functions. Paralysis sufferers, for example, might gain control over a motorized wheelchair or a prosthetic arm-perhaps even regain control over their own limbs. "Imagine," says Nicolelis, "if someone could do for the brain what the pacemaker did for the heart." And, in much the same way that a musician grows to feel that her instrument is a part of her own body, Nicolelis believes the brain will prove capable of readily assimilating human-made devices.

Ongoing experiments in other labs are showing that this idea is credible. At Emory University, neurologist Phillip Kennedy has helped severely paralyzed people communicate via a brain implant that allows them to move a cursor on a computer screen (see "Mind Over Muscles," TR March/April 2000). And implants may also shed light on some of the brain's unresolved mysteries. Nicolelis and other neuroscientists still know relatively little about how the electrical and chemical signals emitted by the brain's millions of neurons let us perceive color and smell, or give rise to the precise movements of Brazilian soccer players-whose photos adorn the walls of the São Paolo native's office. "We don't have a finished model of how the brain works," says Nicolelis. "All we have are first impressions."

Nicolelis' latest experiments, however, show that by tapping into multiple neurons in different parts of the brain, it is possible to glean enough information to get a general idea of what the brain is up to. In Belle's case, it's enough information to detect the monkey's intention of making a specific movement a few tenths of a second before it actually happens. And it was Nicolelis' team's success at reliably measuring tens of neurons simultaneously over many months-previously a key technological barrier-that enabled the remarkable demonstration with the robot arm.

Still, numerous stumbling blocks remain to be overcome before human brains can interface reliably and comfortably with artificial devices, making mind-controlled prosthetic limbs or computers more than just lab curiosities. Among the key challenges is developing electrode devices and surgical methods that will allow safe, long-term recording of neuronal activities. Nicolelis says he's begun working with Duke's biomedical engineering department to develop a telemetry chip that would collect and transmit data through the skull, without unwieldy sockets and cables. And this year Nicolelis will become co-director of Duke's new Center of Neuroengineering and Neurocomputation, which will explore new combinations of computer science, chip design and neuroscience. Nicolelis sees the effort as part of an impending revolution that could eventually make HBMIs as commonplace as Palm Pilots and spawn a whole new industry-centered around the brain.

Others in Brain-Machine Interfaces:


Andy Schwartz (Arizona State University) - Neural control of robotic arm
John Donoghue (Brown University) - Brain representation of movement
Richard Andersen (Caltech) - Improved neuroelectrode systems
Phillip Kennedy, Roy Bakay (Emory University) - Communication systems for paralyzed patients

Antonio Regalado is Senior Editor at Technology Review.

>>>Instead of taking photos or videos all one has to do is download the event into your computers memory to be retrieved at a later time. So if you wish to travel back into time, just put on the virtual reality gear, sit back and travel back..back into a time in the past.

The impact of this technology is awesome. If one has such an implant, the tracking that is mentioned on the other thread would be easily accomplished. Also it would be feasible to alter behavior through such an implant and there are those that believe that this has been already done.<<<


But, in view of the early work of Dr. Delgado for the CIA, the question remains what else might these electronic implants be capable of doing? Some idea might be gained from excerpts of a confidential memo covertly obtained in October, 1995 from: INTELLI-CONNECTION, a Security Division of IBM, 1200 Progress Way, Armonk, New York 11204:

"CONFIDENTIAL, LIMITED DISTRIBUTION ONLY, LEVEL 9 COMMUNICATION, 2020 NEURAL CHIP IMPLANT.............."Federal regulations do not yet permit testing of implants on prisoners, but we have entered into contractual testing of our product. We have also had major successes in privately owned sanitariums with implant technology.........In California, several prisoners were identified as members of a security threat group, EME, or Mexican Mafia.

They were brought to the health services unit at Pelican Bay and tranquilized with advanced sedatives developed by our Cambridge, Massachussetts laboratories.

"The implant procedure takes about 60-90 minutes depending on the experience of the technician. We are working on a device that will reduce that time by as much as 60%. The results of implants on 8 prisoners yielded the following:

"Implants served as surveillance monitoring devices for threat group activity. Implants disabled two subjects during an assault on correctional staff. Universal side effects in all 8 test subjects revealed that when the implant was set to 116 Mhz all subjects became lethargic and slept an average of 18-22 hours per day. All subjects refused recreation periods for 14 days during the 116 Mhz test evaluation.....

"Each subject was monitored for aggressive activity during the test period and the findings are conclusive that 7 out of 8 test subjects exhibited no aggression, even when provoked. Each subject experienced only minor bleeding from the nose and ears 48 hours after the implant due to initial adjustment.

Each subject had no knowledge of the implant for the test period and each implant was retrieved under the guise of medical treatment. The security windfall from the brief test period was tremendous. Security officals now know several strategies employed by the EME that facilitate the transmission of illegal drugs and weapons into their correctional facilities.....In Massachussetts, the Department of Corrections had already entered into high level discussions about releasing certain offenders to the community with the 2020 neural chip implants".

Presented in conjunction with Polytechnic University
Biochip and biosensor technology development today secures the new advanced level of medicine and pharmacology of tomorrow. Introduction of new precise and early diagnostic techniques, turning upside down the current understanding of untreatable diseases, complex application of the novel methods of diagnoses and localization, drug delivery techniques and treatment control will be at a large extent based on success in development, fabrication and implementation of novel materials and technologies towards creating state-of-the-art biochips and biosensors.

The conference will provide a balanced review of both crucial materials R&D, technology development and commercial application prospects of this revolutionary class of bioelectronic systems. Numerous medical, as well as some prospective non-medical applications of biochips and biosensors will be presented. Special emphasis will be given to bioMEMS as biomaterials for different applications. In addition, this program will also look at biochips' and biosensors' effect on the latest developments in Bioinformatics, enabling more accurate predictions in the medical research and diagnoses.

Don't miss this opportunity to participate in this important gathering with the most comprehensive coverage of this emerging technology.


Program features Include:

• DNA-, RNA-, gene- and protein microchips development and application
• Novel nanoscale materials for biochips and biosensors development
• Nanofabrication and self assembly technology for biochips
• High throughput screening and analysis automation concepts
• Therapeutic microchip technologies and bioMEMS
• Bioinformatics - intelligent data collection, handling and analysis
• Hetero-functional biochip platform for applications in proteomics and genomics
• Implantable microchips for drug delivery
• Bioelectronic detection of DNA hybridization: Toward point-of-concern DNA diagnostics
• Integration of genomics and biochip technology for drug discovery from traditional Chinese medicine
• Impedimetric, reagentless affinity sensors
• Microarray technology: From research lab to "real life" applications
• Microelectronic array devices and systems for DNA diagnostic, pharmacogenomic and drug discovery applications
• Development of high density antibody mimic microarrays
• Novel electrochemical biosensor using synthetic ion channels
• Miniaturization of the array biosensor
• Advanced diagnostics and cell based biosensors
• Microanalytical system for blood analysis

Tauseef R. Butt, LifeSensors, Inc.

Anthony Guiseppi-Elie, Center for Bioelectronics, Biosensors and Biochips, Virginia Commonwealth University

Kalle Levon, Professor, Director of Herman F. Mark Polymer Research Institute, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn

John T. Santini, Jr., MicroCHIPS, Inc.

>>>>I can also see the implications for time travel if the bio-chip is capable of altering the energy patterns in the human body, possibly harmonizing to the appropriate frequencies to allow a shift to occur.<<<<

You are correct. Tried to find it myself for awhile. Yikes!

Maybe we are candidates for the detention centers as posted in another thread.