Jack as in Jacking In is a cyberpunk-based term from the novels of William Gibson, to refer to plugging your brain into a computer directly, and experiencing VR that way.
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Japanese researchers have created the very first, incredibly crude, neural-jack interface, a distant ancestor of those seen in cyberpunk and the Matrix films, but of the same lineage all the same.
One of the (hopefully) characteristic human gestures of the not so distant future.
One of the severe problems with haptic input devices (other than the very, very basic type that jack directly into the nervous system) is that the mechanics of hand-held systems only bend or push so far, then they hit engineered limits and the feeling dissipates.
A larynx or voicebox is a complex piece of kit to control. Creating an interface for a fully functional artificial one may be beyond us - unless we jack it straight into the brain, and let the nervous system control the new, just the same as the old.
Industry news, originally posted 23-10-2012, deemed too important to allow to fade. At the breakpoint 2012 cybersecurity conference on the 18th of October, Barnaby Jack, a Research Architect with the TRACE research team at McAfee, demonstrated a critical weakness in pacemakers. Specifically, he was able to reverse-engineer the specs of the transmitter contained in every modern pacemaker – used to update firmware without requiring additional open heart surgeries – with lethal consequences.
Brainstorm is essentially a film along the lines of SimStim, or Simulated Stimulation. It came along in 1983, long before virtual reality was a mainstream concept for the first time. It is nowhere near the level of colourful fluff that covers blockbuster VR films like ?the Matrix?, but, at the same time it more than holds its own. Brainstorm doesn?t deal with virtual reality par se, but rather with a similar technology, that of SimStim. It doesn?t refer to it as SimStim, which was coined in the earlier William Gibson novel ?Neuromancer?, but that is exactly what it is. Using a sensory jack to record one person?s senses and emotions, then playing them back to another person, as a wholesale experience.
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March 3rd 2013 - March 9th 2013
Dayalbagh Educational Institute, Agra, India
The 20th Annual Conference
'Toward a Science of Consciousness' - East/West Views on Brain, Mind and Reality
Paypal has introduced a mobile credit card reader enabling on-the-fly transactions at small firms worldwide.
"Paypal Here" consists of a blue triangular reader which plugs into a smartphone's audio jack and an app to contr...
What are you thinking about? Which memory are you reliving right now? You may think that only you can answer, but by combining brain scans with pattern-detection software, neuroscientists are prying open a window into the human mind.
At the breakpoint 2012 cybersecurity conference on the 18th of October, Barnaby Jack, a Research Architect with the TRACE research team at McAfee, demonstrated a critical weakness in pacemakers. Specifically, he was able to reverse-engineer...
Microblogging service Twitter has branched into the market for electronic payments, unveiling a mini credit card swiper that plugs into the iPhone, at a European internet fair on Wednesday.
Twitter's founder Jack Dorsey told...