I was interested to learn that:

The Pentagon is working on a series of computers that monitor and adapt to a person’s brain:

Augmented Cognition relies on the idea that people have more than one kind of working memory, and more than one kind of attention; there are separate slots in the mind for things written, things heard and things seen. By monitoring how taxed those areas of the brain are, it should be possible to change a computer’s display to compensate. If people are getting too much visual information, send them a text alert. If they are reading too much at once, present some of the data visually — in a chart or map.

They are also working on technology to “tap the firings of the subconscious mind to sort through satellite pictures quickly. Early tests have shown as much as a six-fold increase in the analysts’ efficiency, when the computer and the brain work together.”

(via Clusterflock)


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