Remote Controlled Pigeon.

Chinese scientists at the Shadong University of Science and Tech can now command a pigeon's flight through remote control:

Scientists sent signals by computer to the implants that mirror signals generated by the brain to control body movement. These signals stimulate different areas of the pigeon's brain and cause it to respond to the command, the researchers said.

Chief scientist Su Xuecheng said it is the first such successful experiment on a pigeon in the world.

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That gave me a great mental image, Mokuwai; a guy goose-stepping around with a little Atari-style control stick in hand to steer himself! Sounds like a Monte Python skit.

Yeah, I know if the technology were to be developed it'd be a lot more seamless than that, but that just hit me as funny!
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You guys have no idea of the possibilities of this. You just went with the negatives. The fact that a good portion of people who have disabilities that aren't caused by the limbs themselves but rather by a brain disfunction could benefit from this. Someone who has been unable to walk could use this technology to control their legs by bypassing the damaged portion of their brain.

It's a shame the article didn't mention this because other similar ones in the past have.

Now it's your turn to come up with crazy remote controlled human conspiracy theories. Go ahead I know you want to.
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