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FutureBANG!

The emerging technologies of the future will comprise the manipulation of four major categories: Bits, Atoms, Neurons, and Genes. In other words, FutureBANG!
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Now displaying: Category: Neurons
Nov 4, 2015

Ian and Jesse discuss using a brain to directly control a computer. It's happening now, and the future of brain-computer interfaces has a lot of promise, but there may be a dark side. How could we benefit from things like telepathic communication, literally combining brains to work on a problem, or even feeling the emotions of others far away?

 

Links to topics discussed:

Brain Waves - Be careful! There's lots of new-age pseudoscience nonsense about brain waves on the Internet.

Dr. Bin He's lab

Brain controlled drones video

Book discussing "brainish," the brain's internal language

One monkey's brain controlling another's body

Paralyzed man walks using brain-computer interface and avatar

Rat and monkey neural networks

Split brains

Project Cyborg

 

Theme music, used with permission, by Jonathan Coulton.

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