Scarlett Johansson will use more than normal 10% of the brain capacity in her new movie “Lucy”. It is no more a science fiction to consider the brain this powerful. Scientists are still unraveling the brain mysteries and advance technologies have made it easier for them to create brain-machine interfaces. While you wait for the movie to release, here is the news you need to read.
You might have piloted a plane in video games but imagine you can do this in real life without using any controller. Instead you can maneuver the plane with the power of your brain. Imagine you THINK of turning the plane to right or left or simply want to land the plane and the plane follows your every command without hesitation like it has read your mind.
This is what researchers at Technische Universität München and the TU Berlin have developed using mind technology to control an airplane. They hooked about 7 subjects with electroencephalography (EEG) electrodes in a flight simulator and instructed to steer plane using thoughts alone. The subjects were untrained and not aware of piloting any kind of plane. The results obtained were remarkable. Each person was able to mind control the plane with amazing accuracy. Reportedly one of the subjects was able to follow eight out of ten target headings with a deviation of only 10 degrees.
The long term vision for this technology is to make flying easily accessible to everyone. The system has not been tested outside the flight simulator and no further details of its implementation have yet been released.
Such mind control technologies will go beyond controlling the plane. See the video below to judge yourself.