Hearables will constantly and silently assess and anticipate our needs and state of mind while helping us cope with the world around us.
Personal gadgets known as “hearables,” which communicate with the neural signals passing through our ears in order to monitor and interact with our brains, will be available to all in the very near future.
In-ear gadgets will monitor our brains. Hearables devices that communicate with our brains through our ears like smart hearing aids, are coming soon.
The emerging tech stands to blur the lines between artificial and biological intelligence, augmenting our thought processes and collaborating with our brains.
“The ear is like a biological equivalent of a USB port,” writes Crum.
“It is unparalleled not only as a point for ‘writing’ to the brain, as happens when our earbuds transmit the sounds of our favorite music, but also for ‘reading’ from the brain.”
“Hearables could help us focus on specific conversations, like smart hearing aids, or monitor our brain activity to treat tinnitus.”
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Poppy Crum, and chief scientist at Dolby Laboratories who coined the term, recently wrote about the concept in IEEE Spectrum.
“Based on the progress of various teams around the world, technology for these wearable brain-computer interfaces could be developed within five years.”
“When we do, hearables will constantly and silently assess and anticipate our needs and state of mind while helping us cope with the world around us, they will be our true life partners.”
Medical applications for this technology would be beneficial. We can see how it could bring relief to millions of people and perhaps animals too. But like most things, we can also see the negative applications for this technology.
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Whats stopping anyone transmitting something nasty directly to your brain via a signal or laser? “They would’nt do that”. We respect your trusting nature, but seriously, think about it.
Again, think while its legal friends – and never stop questioning. Everything in the world began as a thought in someones mind.