The human brain is a parallel processing super computer capable of instantaneously processing vast amounts of information. BrainGate's technology allows for an extensive amount of electrical activity data to be transmitted from neurons in the brain to computers for analysis.
Once you have an implanted device like BrainGate™, the limits of the human brain become unbounded. In many ways, you are freed from your body. You can connect your brain to the Internet, to a robot, or to a bionic arm. BrainGate™ could as easily be used to control a wheelchair or car with your mind, as it could to control a nuclear submarine. As Wired Magazine remarked after spending time with the first BrainGate™ patient at Cyberkinetics™, “In theory, once you can control a computer cursor, you can do anything from drawing circles to piloting a battleship.”