Pilots are now testing new technology where they can fly planes with their mind and thoughts. What! Yes, exactly. This is the new technology of 2014.
New research out of the Technische Universitat Munchen (TUM) in Germany is hoping that mind control might soon reach entirely new heights. They’ve demonstrated that pilots might be able to fly planes through the sky using their thoughts alone.
The researchers hooked study participants to a cap containing dozens of electroencephalography (EEG) electrodes, put them in a flight simulator, and told them to steer the plane through the sim using their thoughts alone. The cap read the electrical signals from their brains and an algorithm then translated those signals into computer commands.
Seven people underwent the experiment and were all were able to fly the plane using their thoughts so well that their performance could have satisfied some of the criteria for getting a pilot’s license.
Is this the new technology of plane in 2014? What do you think?