Is this a good result?
After reading the paper it seems that the biggest takeaway is that animal neural structures are sufficiently similar to human neural structures that they can process some of the same stimuli in much the same way.
The other interesting thing for me is the possibility that you could modulate these signals for RF transmission (I do like SDR's after all) and with a cochlear implant, and SDR, a computer to receive the signals from the radio and feed them to your ear, and a rodent wearing a backpack to send the data. You could have a rat running around the place and the "operator" could listen in on whatever the rat could hear. NOTE: There are at least two, if not four decimal orders of magnitude of work needed to get to something like that if it is possible. Not the least of which is increasing the bandwidth/fidelity of the hearing interface.
One minute normal. Next minute, suddenly internal monologue? Wait
Dialog? Wait, what's a dialog I, what's I? <SIGNAL LOST>
It's Flowers for Algernon for guinea pigs.
"I can't believe some people go direct brain to brain. Without a guinea buffer you open yourself up to all kinds attacks. Who wants to risk having their sense of taste ransomwared? Sure there's ethical issues with guinea arrays, but better their synapses get fried than than mine."
"Why not use a fuse?" people cry.
Well, storytelling is why that trope exists. Now storytelling has no excuse not to fix it. If military trained dolphins are hacker supremes then guinea pigs are the "fuse".
On a more serious note, we already have vision implants, so is there a similar study in the works on brain-to-brain vision?
There's definitely enough material here for a Douglas Adams style spoof on the traditional cyberpunk novel.
Many also exhibit dark patterns, making it look like accepting everything is the only option, hiding or even flat-out not providing alternatives. That’s the marketing people, not the GDPR
Fist, they could comply with no popup at all if they only used necessary cookies: https://github.blog/2020-12-17-no-cookie-for-you/
And second, many of the popups do not comply with GDPR because they are not genuine, fair, unbiased consent: https://noyb.eu/en/noyb-aims-end-cookie-banner-terror-and-is...