Pentagon Has Commissioned DARPA To Implant Chips In Soldiers’ Brains
February 12, 2014
Like something from a science-fiction flick, the Pentagon is looking to develop a brain chip for use in soldiers that, if implanted, can recover lost memory should a brain injury occur.
This “black box” chip would be implanted into one’s brain to possibly trigger memories surrounding a traumatic event, which may otherwise remain permanently lost, and overcome memory loss quickly and efficiently.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been charged with making this a reality. The solution DARPA and the Pentagon wants developed takes the form of an implantable device that can both record and stimulate brain activity. Anyone submitting a proposal for such a device needs to detail every step of how it would work, including the surgical procedure to attach it, power requirements once fitted, and how much space it would take up and how much it would weigh, according to Geek.com.