Friday, August 22, 2008

NEUROSCIENCE in the next 20 YEARS


The Technology Warning Division of the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA's), in association with the National Research Council and other U.S. science academies have issued a manifesto expressing concern and desire to participate in gains related to cognitive neuroscience and technology partner in the next 20 years, noting the shortage of analysts able to understand the significance of recent advances in neuropsychopharmacology, functional neuroimagenology, computational biology, human-machine systems, physio-psychological processes related to emotions, motivations, psychological differences between the West and East, improvements in human performance, business risk assessments, legal issues, military applications, training provided, and so on. 1) It is of particular interest to exceed Polygraph and Lie Detection, with functional neuroimagen, viewing specific aspects of brain function, or through the technique of stimulation with transcranial direct current, interfering neuronal activity, slowing the ability of certain people, for lying.
2) Drugs that nullify or improve the performance of troops and or modules psychological disorders, to restore to normalcy to patients. Drugs that modulate and control aspects of human psychology. Also aspects of delivery of drugs (nanotechnology helping to cross the blood-brain barrier). It is clear that the brain will be converted in the future on a battlefield (methods to control the mind) that influence national security and wars of the future. 3) Interest on devices attached directly to the brain, operators who control machines with the mind or amplify senses (glasses with video, audio-headphones, processed in computers, immediately fast enlarged pictures), Christopher Green emphasizes. Plus: Direct Brain-machine interfaces, to control hardware and software. Robotic prosthesis replacement, to improve physical performance. Cognitive and sensory prostheses. Robotic assistants to improve cognitive performance. Technology simulations for social and psychological control. Machines that use Internet to train themselves or systems that reason like humans, with increased capabilities. 4) Neuroimagenology to read intentions of anxious people and even dangerous criminals, rather than they act. Cameras advanced surveillance to detect dangerous expressions. 5) Scanners to interpret the mental state of some people.
NEUROCIENCIA COGNITIVA PARA LOS PROXIMOS 20 ANOS.
La Technology Warning Division of the Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA’s), en asociacion con el National Research Council y otras academias científicas de USA, han publicado un manifiesto que expresa preocupación y deseo de participar en adelantos relacionados con neurociencia cognitiva y tecnologia asociada, en los proximos 20 años, señalando la escasez de analistas capaces de comprender el significado de recientes avances en neuropsicofarmacologia, neuroimagenologia funcional, biologia computacional, sistemas humano-maquinas, procesos fisio-psicológicos relacionados con emociones, motivaciones, diferencias psicologicas entre occidente y oriente, mejoras de la performance humana, valoraciones del riesgo empresarial, aplicaciones legales, usos militares, entrenamiento facilitado, etc. 1) Es de particular interes superar al Polygraph and Lie Detection, con neurologia functional, visualizando aspectos especificos de la funcion cerebral, o mediante la tecnica de estimulacion transcraneal con corriente directa, interfiriendo la actividad neuronal, retardando la habilidad de ciertas personas, para mentir.

2) Drogas que anulen o mejoren la performance de las tropas y/o modulen desordenes psicologicos, restaurando a la normalidad a enfermos. Drogas que modulen y controlen aspectos de la psicologia humana. Tambien aspectos relacionados con infusión de medicamentos (nanotenologia ayudando a cruzar la barrera hematoencefalica). Es claro que el cerebro se convertira en el futuro en un campo de batalla (metodos para controlar la mente), que influenciaran la seguridad nacional y las guerras del futuro. 3) Interes en dispositivos adosados directamente al cerebro, operadores que controlen maquinas con la mente o amplifiquen los sentidos (gafas con video, audios de audifonos, procesados en computadoras, de inmediato, agrandamiento de fotos), enfatiza Christopher Green. Ademas : interfaces directas Brain–machine, para controlar hardwares y softwares. Prótesis Robotica, de reemplazo, para mejorar performances fisicas. Protesis Cognitivas y sensoriales. Asistentes roboticos para mejorar performances cognitivas. Tecnologias para simulaciones sociales y psicologicas. Maquinas que empleen Internet para entrenarse a si mismas o sistemas que razonen como humanos, con capacidades aumentadas. 4) Neuroimagenologia para leer intenciones de personas ansiosas, peligrosas y hasta criminales, antes que actuen. Camaras de vigilancia avanzadas, para detectar expresiones peligrosas. 5) Scanners que interpreten el estado mental de ciertas personas
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