It is about brain to brain information sharing.
One rat thinks. Other rat reacts. Or, one rat brain talks to another using electronic link. The brain implants allows sensory and motor signals to be sent from one rat to another. The second rat works as a biological or organic computer, a computer in which numerous brains can be connected.
Today it’s rats. Tomorrow it will be humans.
“We will have a way to exchange information across millions of people without using keyboards or voice recognition devices or the type of interfaces that we normally use today.”
But we have to put electrodes right at the brain sites to get information into the brain.
We already know that paralyzed people control robotic arms using brain-computer interface. Today’s study is about transmiting information from one brain to another.
Humans will use this method for themselves someday. I know it will not happen in my lifetime. But I can imagine a world with full of walking computers. The world will definitely look much different than today’s world in 100 years.