NASA develops subvocal speech system

NASA develops a subvocal speech system that detects impulses on your vocal nerves. While you read silently, your nerves are actually vibrating, making it possible to do “telepathic” conversations using a cellular system that is tuned with the subvocal detection system.

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Personal note: This brings me back to GITS:Stand Alone Complex, where cyberbrains can do conversations without speech. Hallelujah, the Japanese predicted another brilliant piece of technology.

  • Orson Scott Card’s Speaker for the Dead series, as well.
    I wonder which was first… when did GITS: SAC come out in Japan?

  • Orson Scott Card’s Speaker for the Dead series, as well.
    I wonder which was first… when did GITS: SAC come out in Japan?

  • Not sure on the date of STC, but the original series (manga) came out in 1991 (same storyline). Orson Scott Card’s books came out in 2002.
    Nonetheless, it’s damn cool technology.

  • Not sure on the date of STC, but the original series (manga) came out in 1991 (same storyline). Orson Scott Card’s books came out in 2002.
    Nonetheless, it’s damn cool technology.

  • Actually, Speaker for the Dead came out in 1986, about a year after Ender’s Game, according to the bibliography at Hatrack River (http://www.hatrack.com/osc/bibliography/index.shtml).
    Regardless, yes. It’s very cool technology. I wish I had a subvocal cell phone!
    Although, that would open up whole new realms of cheating in schools.

  • Actually, Speaker for the Dead came out in 1986, about a year after Ender’s Game, according to the bibliography at Hatrack River (http://www.hatrack.com/osc/bibliography/index.shtml).
    Regardless, yes. It’s very cool technology. I wish I had a subvocal cell phone!
    Although, that would open up whole new realms of cheating in schools.

  • darkmoon

    It didn’t even cross my mind about cheating. I was thinking about search and rescue, special ops, and other brilliant uses of the technology.
    The one good thing about the school thing. We could implement jammers in the schools. Seeing how it’s not some supernatural telepathic thing yet, that would be easily done. GitS’s cyberbrain technology would be brilliant also, but the last thing I want is to have hackers hack my brain. *laugh*

  • darkmoon

    It didn’t even cross my mind about cheating. I was thinking about search and rescue, special ops, and other brilliant uses of the technology.
    The one good thing about the school thing. We could implement jammers in the schools. Seeing how it’s not some supernatural telepathic thing yet, that would be easily done. GitS’s cyberbrain technology would be brilliant also, but the last thing I want is to have hackers hack my brain. *laugh*