The future of learning?

In an article titled ‘‘Downloading’ new skills into our brains like characters on The Matrix set to become a reality, say scientists‘ the Daily Mail today published a piece that has me very excited.

From optical input devices in Stargate and Ghost in the Shell to didactic learning implants in the Matrix films and Peter F Hamilton’s numerous science fiction pieces, the concept is nothing new… but now it looks like it may be entering the realms of science fact. It probably won’t be ready for commercial use for another decade or more (it’s a technology you really wouldn’t want to mess up) but if it becomes available I’d certainly be inclined to try it – after all, how often do you get the chance to say “I know Kung Fu”?

[Daily Mail]

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