Minutes took a look inside MIT's Media Lab.
Calling it"the Future Factory, " the show got a look at some of the
remarkable projects being built, including devices that can Google
your thoughts and capture the brain's creativity while going to
since its creation in 1988, books like Steward Brand's The
Media Lab: Inventing the Future at M.I.T looked
at its early work in studying how to create holograms, recreate
human motion, create flatscreens, and a host of other technical
achievements of the past.
for the present, 60
Minute's Scott Pelley gets a firsthand look at a variety of
projects from the Media Lab, with the most outlandish being the
brain-to-Google device. Called AlterEgo,
the system detects neuromuscular signals in the jaw and face that
stem from internal verbalizations, the brain's thought process.
After detecting questions in the mind, AlterEgo then transmits the
answers through bone vibrations in the ear canal. This allows for
the user's natural listening process to continue unabated.
projects include growing plants without dirt, building better
prosthetic limbs, and robots that record thoughts at the moment
between consciousness and sleep, attempting to capture the brain at
its most creative.