UC Berkeley scientists have developed a system to capture visual activity in human brains and reconstruct it as digital video clips. Eventually, this process will allow you to record and reconstruct your own dreams on a computer screen.
This is absolutely fascinating but JESUS CHRIST THE RESULTS SO FAR ARE TERRIFYING
“Think about those 18 million seconds of random videos as a painter’s color palette. A painter sees a red rose in real life and tries to reproduce the color using the different kinds of reds available in his palette, combining them to match what he’s seeing. The software does the same: it analyzes how the brain reacts to certain stimuli, compares it to what is available in the 18 million palette, and picts what more closely matches the brain reaction. Then it combines the clips that are not what the subject is seeing to try to recreate what the subject is seeing.
Given a big enough database of video material and enough computing power, the system would be able to match any images in your brain.”
how is this terrifying in any way this is awesome we might even get to record dreams within our lifetimes
Mixing it up a little with some fun stuff I found rather than made. These are a couple of animations created from lectures given at the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in London. If you enjoy these there are more right here.