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From: "Randall J. Stachelrodt"
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 1997 12:00:33 -0800 Subject: AF 2025 & Implanted brain chips. After reading the post on AF 2025 & the implated brain chip discussed therein, I came across reference to the same technology in a completely different source. I was reading the February, 1997 issue of "Computer Life", and there on the bottom of page 44, I found the following quick blurb. "A penny for your thoughts. No - don't say a work, just pull that chip out of your brain and hand your thoughts right over. In 30 years you may be able to do just that. Rumor has it that British Telecommunications is cooking up a memory chip for the human brain, code named Soul Catcher 2025 (its expected availability year). This tiny piece of circuitry would attach directly to your optical nerve and store impulses that you could play back on a computer, or for the full effect, implant in someone else's head! According to one BT scientist, a whole lifetime's experience could be squeezed into a mere 10 terabytes of space. So will our souls outlive our bodies? BUZZ has some thoughts on this; just wait until we implant 'em in your head. -jessica Shattuck" NOTE: BUZZ in a feature column in the magazine. I found it interesting for two reasons. One is that it is apparently the same technology as the Air Force envisions. And, two, it has the same expected time of arrival, 2025. After doing a little searching, I found the following links to the Soul Catcher: http://www.tech-ninja.com/soul.htm http://endoftheline.com/political/weapons/soul.htm and British Telecommunications themselves at: http://www.labs.bt.com As of this posting, BT's web page says the server is temporarily down and to try again later.
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