We’ve posted before about artificial muscle that is being developed to create superhuman strength. Now, military researchers, obsessed with creating a super warrior of the future, are looking to tongues. By routing signals through cameras mounted on the head, sonar, and other equipment through the tongue to the brain, the researchers hope to give elite military soldiers superhuman senses like owls, snakes, and fish.
Researchers at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition envision their work giving Army Rangers 360-degree unobstructed vision at night and allowing Navy SEALs to sense sonar in their heads while maintaining normal vision underwater turning sci-fi into reality.
The device is called the “Brain Port” and was pioneered more than 30 years ago by Dr. Paul Bach-y-Rita, a University of Wisconsin neuroscientist.