It’s been a common belief that what we usually see on sci-fi movies could become possible in the future. For example, no one really thought a lot of the fictional advanced tech used by the likes of James Bond in movies back in the 70s and 80s could one day be real. Today, we have mobile phones and other high-tech gadgets that we deemed fiction just a few decades ago.
Basically, many of the innovative scientific breakthroughs are inspired by sci-fi movies. One of such movies is The Matrix. One aspect of the human nature that seems to have pestered a lot of researchers over the years is the possibility of creating a matrix-like scenario whereby knowledge can be uploaded directly onto a person’s brain.
The Matrix In Real-Life?
In this case, the person would learn new stuff and gain experience in an instant – as opposed to the natural way of gradual learning over time. Over many years, scientists have worked to achieve this exact goal, and it seems like they may have finally succeeded.
Apparently, researchers at the HRL Laboratories, a research based out in California, have now come up with a simulator capable of feeding information into the human brain and instill new skills and experience within a very short time. However, at the moment, the project can only achieve minimal results as its just starting out and more work is needed on it. They now believe that it’s possible to advance the system and develop software to run it.
Basically, this would be similar to the Matrix-style learning system. In the movie, “The Matrix,” the main character,” Neo,” is able to learn fighting skills (Kung Fu) when the martial art skill is uploaded directly onto his brain while he’s plugged into the matrix.
Study And Results
To achieve the object, the researchers studied the electrical signals in a pilot’s brain. They then run this data through the brain of a novice pilot to copy the signals onto their brain. The results showed that novices who underwent this procedure had their learning capability improve by 33%.
The logic behind this steep learning curve is that the electrical signal patterns in the human brain change every time a person learns something new and significant. In that sense, copying a pilot’s brain signals onto a novice would be almost the same as uploading the knowledge directly onto their brain. The study was published in the scientific journal known as Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.