Singularity experts have been fascinated by the idea of networking the human brain to a man made the computer. More importantly, they are interested in finding out whether or not information can be downloaded from one brain and uploaded into another. The objective is to cut down on the time it takes to learn anything, a game changer for the education sector.
Scientists from HRL Laboratories, LLC, Malibu, California are currently working on knowledge transfer via download and upload process.
In a published result of an experiment, the company claimed they tracked the brain data of six military and commercial trained pilots and used a special scientific method to insert the same pattern in a novice who was learning how to pilot in a flight simulator. The outcome was that the pilot learned 33% faster than the group that didn’t use the strategy.
It remains to be seen how this development will turn out in the long run. But it promises to be an interesting one if the experiment is replicated on a larger scale.