The Matrix could coming closer to reality! Scientists claim to have created a simulator that passes knowledge into the user’s brain making it easier to learn new skills.
They say that it is the first step in developing technology that will be just like the Matrix.
I’m sure we’ve dreamed about doing what Neo did in the Matrix and downloading Kung Fu in minutes. However, the scientists say this is on a much smaller scale than the Matrix.
They looked at the electrical signals in the brain of a trained pilot and then passed this data into a novice pilot as they were flying a realistic flight simulator.
The study found that those who wore fed the data learned 33 per cent better than the placebo group.
The researchers say that when you learn something, your brain physically changes. So if you can copy those changes in the brain, then it will make learning a whole lot easier.
They say that this would be best implemented for tasks like learning to drive, exam preparation and language learning.
There’s still a long way to go, but these results are very encouraging for the future of learning. Perhaps there will be no need to cram for your exam anymore!
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