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Thought-controlled planes are in our future
Fox News ^ | May 29, 2014 | Allison Barrie

Posted on 05/31/2014 9:35:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai

Why pilot a plane with your hands and feet when you can do it with your brain? Thought-controlled flight could be arriving soon, according to the EU-funded “BrainFlight” project.

A team of scientists from the Institute for Flight System Dynamics and the Berlin Institute of Technology says it has translated brain impulses into control commands, enabling pilots in a plane simulator to achieve a range of remarkably precise maneuvers without touching the controls or pedals.

Wearing a cap with lots of cables attached, pilots in the simulator were able to land a plane simply by looking at the screen and moving the control stick with their thoughts, correcting the plane’s position repeatedly until it landed. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Travel
KEYWORDS: airplanes; braininterface; eeg; eussr

1 posted on 05/31/2014 9:35:29 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai
♫ . . . we don't need no thought control planes . . . ♫
2 posted on 05/31/2014 9:38:36 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Olog-hai

while answering a stream of questions from crew and radio? that i’d have to see.


3 posted on 05/31/2014 9:42:41 PM PDT by dadfly
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To: Olog-hai

Holy Firefox, Batman, didn’t Clint already do this?


4 posted on 05/31/2014 9:43:32 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: NonValueAdded

Skynet won’t like the competition.

Just like cars and drones, humans are going to be gradually eased out of the loop. How fast is anyone’s guess, but computers with sensors are going to outpace pilots and drivers, so the humans in the works will only gum up the lanes.

DK


5 posted on 05/31/2014 9:46:45 PM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: Olog-hai

and what happens when a pilot starts daydreaming?


6 posted on 05/31/2014 9:47:07 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000
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To: Olog-hai

Just imagine a world where 1 million unemployed Palestinians are hooked up to computers run by hackers, and they are all thinking about taking down Israeli, American, and European planes all over the world. It sounds like a bad sic-fi story.


7 posted on 05/31/2014 9:55:21 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (Immigration without assimilation is the death of a nation)
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To: Olog-hai

The Russians had this years ago, and Clint Eastwood went over there and stole one, I saw him do it on the big screen.


8 posted on 05/31/2014 10:06:00 PM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for a Progressive RINO is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Or if they are high or drunk or distracted by something? Or deliberately suicidal or out to do terrorism?


9 posted on 05/31/2014 10:33:42 PM PDT by EinNYC
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To: TaxPayer2000
and what happens when a pilot starts daydreaming?

Tasteless, but:


10 posted on 05/31/2014 10:41:24 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Olog-hai
I'll stick with my Citabria. My left hand on the throttle, right hand on the stick and feet on the rudder pedals. Much more fun than nueron-powered inputs.
11 posted on 05/31/2014 11:31:50 PM PDT by AlaskaErik (I served and protected my country for 31 years. Progressives spent that time trying to destroy it.)
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To: AlaskaErik

http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/vimanas/esp_vimanas_4.htm

Vimana flew at “the speed of the pilots thought”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/video-watch-ufo-attack-taliban-3510483


12 posted on 06/01/2014 3:36:37 AM PDT by Therapsid
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To: Lmo56

Not tasteless. This is a major concern with any technological breakthrough. It will lead to regulation, control and more likely, banning in the hands of the public.


13 posted on 06/01/2014 4:37:33 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob; SkyDancer
Good lord... never put John Kerry behind the controls. It will never get off the ground!

Hey Janey... how are you?

14 posted on 06/01/2014 4:58:44 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Olog-hai

“Tower, I am approaching runway 11 and -— SQUIRREL!!!!”


15 posted on 06/01/2014 5:21:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: TaxPayer2000

Don’t know about day dreaming but I know that I’ve taken-off and landed a full-sized jetliner several times in my sleep. The dreams have been so vivid that I recall adjusting the trim wheel on approach, closing the throttles and activating the reverse thrust switch with my index finger on touchdown.

I have never flown a large plane and my training days in the Cessna are 36 years past. Guess I’ve been watching too many YouTube videos of cockpit landings of 747s and the like. Freaky !

So if all that is required is to just sit there and wish yourself to land, what happens when the weather wishes your aircraft to do otherwise?


16 posted on 06/01/2014 5:56:34 AM PDT by CARTOUCHE (9999 EOM)
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To: TaxPayer2000

You have a great point. That kind of single minded focus is nearly impossible to maintain for extended periods of time. Cool sci-fi tech but I think this will have the potential for some costly mishaps.

Before it’s over I think they will totally bypass Foxfire and move directly to Skynet. Skynet has no conscience therefore would not hesitate to kill the enemies of the state, like the Ta Party, old people, people that understand the constitution, veterans, whites and Asians, people not driving hybrids, and the most evil of them all, Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz.


17 posted on 06/01/2014 8:00:31 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: Olog-hai

If thought control is the wave of the future, then spam and hack attacks will focus on distracting them.
Humans have poor attention management over long periods of time. And the best way to distract the mostly male pilots would then be a hack attack popping up porn images, if not fake targets.


18 posted on 06/01/2014 9:39:04 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: Caipirabob; SkyDancer
Just got back from Stevens Point, WI Airshow.

Acrobatic plane flew into the ground during air show performance. Awaiting news on the pilot. It doesn't look good.

Prayers offered up.

19 posted on 06/01/2014 11:01:21 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Northern Yankee
Hiya!

I'm at The Blaze right now checking up on the story.

20 posted on 06/01/2014 7:36:40 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Northern Yankee
Hiya!

What a day. Checking out applicants for my job. I've not renewed my contract in May so I'm going month to month. I hope to be home by T-Day if not before. I'm up on Linkedin doing some networking for a flight job. Hafta see how it goes.

R/Janey

21 posted on 06/01/2014 7:38:57 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: EinNYC

A person who is high or drunk or distracted by something? Or deliberately suicidal or out to do terrorism could crash the plane with out thought control. That why planes crash now.


22 posted on 06/01/2014 8:26:14 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Them there voices may not be real but they sure have some fun Ideas.)
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