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.

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  • Ed-Ted Crump

    you need to show us this video thought demonstration. 

  • Neurogadget

    Hi Ed, the link is in the text, alternatively just click here and watch the video:

  • Alimitchell

    @michiokaku forgets that the interface will not be electrodes or EEG helmets, but a molecule / indole / trypmtamine /OS directly at the synaptic receptor sites. Unless we trespass the ‘object’ membrane, this is no future. #BrainNet

  • stillplayingpsolol

    I for one welcome our new porn implant overlords!

  • Jerry

    That will come in time, but naturally we should use the tech we have to progress. By the time it takes off it’ll probably be using fMRI, given how long that will take to shrink seems about enough time to develop a software platform using EEGs.