Who while watching the sci-fi classic Matrix didn't fantasise becoming like Neo? The protagonist, played by Keanu Reeves, was able to learn kung fu in minutes after the martial art is ‘uploaded’ straight to his brain. How convenient!

Though this seemed very far-fetched then, downloading knowledge straight into our brains might soon become reality. Scientists at HRL Laboratories in California, US, have attempted to do so, though on a smaller scale, reported the Mirror. Downloading knowledge straight into your brain could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, they believe.

How did they do it? 

 Dr Matthew Phillips said in a statement,

“Our system is one of the first of its kind. It's a brain stimulation system. It sounds kind of sci-fi, but there's large scientific basis for the development of our system."

Watch how brain stimulation system works:

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