Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
August 7, 2061
Some of you may remember those old television commercials from the 1970s and 1980s about drug use; they would show an egg frying in a frying pan, while the announcer’s voice would caution, “this is your brain on drugs.” Well, never mind drugs; there’s always neural smart dust to hook you up for the ultimate trip, according to this article shared by Mr. A.:
The “smart dust” in this instance is supposedly about brain mapping, i.e., using small nano-sensors injected into the bloodstream to map the brain, and other vital physiological processes:
The system is officially called “neural dust” and works to “monitor the brain from the inside.” Inventors are attempting to overcome the hurdle of how to best implant sensors that can remain over the course of one’s life. Researchers at Berkeley Engineering believe they have found a novel way to achieve this:
This paper explores the fundamental system design trade-offs and ultimate size, power, and bandwidth scaling limits of neural recording systems.
A network of tiny implantable sensors could function like an MRI inside the brain, recording data on nearby neurons and transmitting it back out. The smart dust particles would all contain an extremely small CMOS sensor capable of measuring electrical activity in nearby neurons. The researchers envision a piezoelectric material backing the CMOS capable of generating electrical signals from ultrasound waves. The process would also work in reverse, allowing the dust to beam data back via high-frequency sound waves. The neural dust would also be coated with polymer.
But wait, there’s more good news: “smart dust” could be used to ferret out anything, and with proper application, could be sprayed on money to track its flow through “the system” (something tells me they won’t be telling what happens to it inside big prime banks):
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