Must-read via THE GUARDIAN: Are brain implants the Future of Thinking?
Who would NOT like to be SuperHuman? (I know this is an odd question)
….at a recent neurotechnology meetup in San Francisco of about two dozen tinkerers, Jonathan Toomim argued it was a logical next step. “We already use devices – our smart phones – that offload a lot of our cognition and augment our memory. This is just bringing the bandwidth between the human brain and those to a higher level” said the self-described neuroscientist, engineer, entrepreneur and environmentalist, who makes his own neurofeedback gear. READ MORE VIA THE GUARDIAN
We have no idea how the brain works,” says Takashi Kozai, a biomedical engineer at the University of Pittsburgh who studies implantable technologies. “Trying to decode that information and actually produce something useful is a huge problem.” Chestek agrees that more understanding of how neurons compute things would be helpful, but “every algorithm out there” would suddenly just start doing better with a few hundred extra neurons…. READ MORE