Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [ScienceNews] Worm Mind Control?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[ScienceNews] Worm Mind Control? - Page 2

post #11 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by un-nefer View Post
so they point a laser at a worm and it stops, turns away or craps out an egg - not exactly what I'd call mind control.

I can point a laser pointer at a human and they'll pretty much do the same thing (except the egg part) lol. Point one at a pilot and they can crash a plane, doesn't mean it was mind control over the pilot that caused the crash

All these "scientists" need to put their collective minds to good use and find a cure for cancer or AIDs, instead of screwing around wasting money on pointless crap.
-Not to flame you or anything, but this post is so off the mark you must be trying to willfully mislead people as to the content of the article.

C. Elegans, the worm in the article, has a really simple nervous system which consists of 302 nerve cells (and no "brain" as we know it), the location of each is mapped. Blue light is the highest wavelength, highest energy form of visible light, and when directed at neurons can cause them to fire without the need for surgery or chemicals (especially in an animal as tiny and translucent as a nematode).

These scientists have discovered how to elicit complex behavior (such as turning, stopping or *LAYING AN EGG*) by stimulating single command neurons or groups of neurons.

I actually conducted an experiment like this back at Uni on fly larva, so some blame for your misunderstanding lies with the abysmal quality of the article and *science for general consumption* as a whole, but seriously you took it like 3 steps beyond simple misunderstanding.
The Mothership
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.4Ghz Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L XFX HD 7950 Gskill 800-4-4-4-12 8GB (2x2gb) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Vertex II 120gb / Seagate.12 1 TB/ Samsung F3 1tb Windows 10 64-bit 23" Acer H233H 16:9 / 19" BenQ FP93GX 5:4 Corsair HX650 
  hide details  
Reply
The Mothership
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 3.4Ghz Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3L XFX HD 7950 Gskill 800-4-4-4-12 8GB (2x2gb) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
Vertex II 120gb / Seagate.12 1 TB/ Samsung F3 1tb Windows 10 64-bit 23" Acer H233H 16:9 / 19" BenQ FP93GX 5:4 Corsair HX650 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bloodfire View Post
You wouldnt be able to identify what is useless or useful in the scientific world if it fell on you.

Science is all about discovery. Sometimes the most simple discoveries lead to the greatest advancements of the time. And how is something that will help differentiate the unity of cells and how they cooperate together useless? You are either trolling, or have 0 knowledge about the scientific field.
It could be game changing, I've always wondered how so many invidual cells can cooperate to cause one sentient being.

And how it can all crash down if one cell decides it does't want to follow it's coded instructions anymore, such as with the case with why I was hospitialized.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-930 D0 3.8Ghz ASUS P6T SE PowerColor HD5870 1GB 6GB Corsair Dominator XMS3 8-8-8-20 1200Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Wester Digital Windows 7 Home 64bit Acer 23" XFX 850w Black Edtion 
Case
HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7-930 D0 3.8Ghz ASUS P6T SE PowerColor HD5870 1GB 6GB Corsair Dominator XMS3 8-8-8-20 1200Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
1TB Wester Digital Windows 7 Home 64bit Acer 23" XFX 850w Black Edtion 
Case
HAF 932 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 14
Somehow, I was expecting the Japanese to be first with this.
post #14 of 14
On a serious note this is very interesting, like many things in science might not serve a specific purpose right now besides "we can do it" it's generally what it can lead to. Really laying down the groundwork for who knows what.

Doubtful for human mind control tho at least in the next couple hundred years if this is our starting point. From what i have read we don't know a whole hell of a lot of what the brain does besides what seems like generalizations. This could just be my lack of understanding/knowledge on the brain but it's certainly not on a cell by cell basis.

edit: ^I know this is wrong, I know we have some understanding but it's nothing compared to this, even when they do brain scans and know which part of the brain is lighting up and which part we are using it just all seems very basic and general you know?

Quote:
Originally Posted by damian5000 View Post
In Thailand, we control them.
On a not serious note.

Thailand also makes a lot of women.....(transsexuals cheap mtf surgery Serious). Not sure if that is related.

Obviously just a joke more of half truth, but i have no problems with transsexuals just to be completely clear also quite interesting if you get down into social behavior and psychology.
Edited by luvsan - 1/16/11 at 10:29pm
Goomah
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k P67-UD4 ASUS GTX 560 TI G.SKILL Ripjaws+ Turbulence II Series 2000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
2x Samsung f3 raid 0 None! T.V. Rosewill RK-9000 Mechanical 
PowerCaseMouse
ABS SL 1050W (Overkill) HAF X Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
Goomah
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k P67-UD4 ASUS GTX 560 TI G.SKILL Ripjaws+ Turbulence II Series 2000mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveMonitorKeyboard
2x Samsung f3 raid 0 None! T.V. Rosewill RK-9000 Mechanical 
PowerCaseMouse
ABS SL 1050W (Overkill) HAF X Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Technology and Science News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Technology and Science News › [ScienceNews] Worm Mind Control?