The US military will spend $62 million to develop an implantable microchip that will allow the human brain to directly communicate with computer systems.
The goal is to create a real cyborg, a human with both organic and manufactured body parts.
The Pentagon’s research agency, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is set to spend $62 million on developing an implantable microchip, roughly the size of one cubic centimeter, that will allow the human brain to directly communicate with computer systems.
DARPA’s program director for the project says the implant is seeking to “open the channel between the human brain and modern electronics.”
A statement from DARPA said it will enable “data-transfer bandwidth between the human brain and the digital world, feeding digital auditory or visual information into the brain.”