Miguel Nicolelis, a neurobiologist at Duke pioneering brainet research, had earlier that year connected monkey brains. These monkey brains worked together to move virtual monkey arms. Ecstatic with the success of his monkey brains, Nicolelis transitioned to rats, an easier medium, more dispensable, in continued research.
A researcher at Duke university connected four brains of rats that were alive with electrodes. He was able to turn this into a functional computer. This organic computer, or brainet, solved problems better than any-one rat could alone. The key was brain communication or telepathy.
The puzzle was water access. The four rat brains were able to communicate telepathically through crude connection by some electrodes. If three out of the four thirsty rats were able to collectively synchronize their brainwaves, water was given to all four rats. Soon enough rats learned to synchronized their neuron firing, or whatever that means in rat language, maybe all think the same thing at the same time, and got their reward, clean water.
It is estimated with technological advances, the electrodes will be replaced with a non-invasive, assisting the telepathy were know aliens posses. Will humans ever communicate telepathically to form a hive-mind? Maybe? Maybe then Magnus Carlsen, or some hacker, will rule the world. But hey, learning would be so much easier, in fact it might be instant, after all I can just take the answers right out of my teacher’s brain.
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