Doug Vining Upgrading your brain

It may be even easier, in the future, to augment your brain with electronics. Current methods of achieving deep brain stimulation with electronic probes have lots of limitations, but scientists have developed a nano interface that can be inserted by syringe.

Perhaps the day when you can buy more smarts is not too far away!
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Posted: 22 June 2015 at 14:35

Neil Jacobsohn Deep Learning coming from Facebook?

Facebook is the social media network where you can see plenty of pictures and videos of cats, plus things you don't want to know about people you don't know, right?
Well, yes, Facebook is that. But it is also in a race with Google and other companies to develop "deep learning" - intelligent computer systems that can read our voices and faces, and that we can communicate with through language rather than keyboards.
And Facebook is also advanced in its plans to flight networks of solar-powered aircraft, with a wingspan bigger than commercial jets, that will circle for three months at a time above the flight path of ordinary aircraft, and provide Internet access to everyone on earth.
These are the MTPs - the Massively Transformative Purposes - that are driving the new tech giants. Yes, their plans will increase their business and make their markets bigger, but they will also benefit all mankind.
What's your company's MTP? - and remember, superior shareholder returns is not a purpose, it's an outcome! We explore this with our clients in our theme "Thriving Inside the Perfect Storm", and help them reconfigure their company's direction and purpose.
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Posted: 13 August 2015 at 11:54

Doug Vining Amplified intelligence for humans

When the magic number seven (plus or minus two) becomes 16 or 64, then human intelligence will be super-human. As this MindBullet suggests, this might be possible by implanting bio-electronics in the brain. Ray Kurzweil sees a future of nanobots in our brains giving us these capabilities, and says we'll be better humans for it!
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Posted: 2 October 2015 at 11:56

Doug Vining Add some RAM to your brain

Boost your brain with some extra memory - that's the promise of a chip in the head, and the subject of this MindBullet we published earlier this year. How long before it's commercially available?
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Posted: 25 November 2015 at 08:04

Doug Vining A chip in the brain

Almost a year ago we published a MindBullet about the future when people can have super-human intelligence by adding memory chips to their brains. What I didn't realise at the time, was that, according to Patrick Dixon, almost half a million people already have digital devices in their heads, presumably for medical reasons. That begs the question, not only would you wear a chip in your head, but who will be allowed to? Only medically impaired patients or anyone who can afford it?
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Posted: 17 February 2016 at 14:32

Doug Vining Black market brains

As we speculated in this MindBullet from a year ago, it's only a matter of time before rich people will buy additional brain capacity in the form of electronic enhancements, making them super-intelligent compared to the average person. And if it's outlawed, they will go to the black market - the gains are just too tempting!
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Posted: 26 April 2016 at 16:17

Surbhi sharma Black market brains

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Posted: 18 May 2016 at 12:59

Doug Vining The future of AI

We published a MindBullet some time ago which postulated that, in the future, AI would come to mean augmented intelligence rather than artificial intelligence. Elon Musk seems to agree. He thinks the future lies in closer connection between our brains and smart systems. This might involve us becoming symbiotes with an AI linked directly to our neural system. That is exactly the scenario explored by the FutureWorld associate and MindBullets Contributor Gavin Chait in his recent sci-fi novel 'Lament for the Fallen.' It's well worth reading.
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Posted: 19 September 2016 at 12:45

Doug Vining Electronic brain power

Would you like to hook a computer up to your brain, so that you could be a lot smarter? Bryan Johnson, the founder of a new company called Kernel, is aiming for that. He calls it HI - Human Intelligence, the merger of humans and AI.
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Posted: 8 December 2016 at 15:31

Doug Vining Chipping the brain

A couple of years ago, we suggested that humans could augment their intelligence with electronic upgrades to the brain. Well, now Elon Musk has a new company called Neuralink which is going to do that.

Seeing as we published this MindBullet back in 2015, I wonder what sparked the idea in Elon's mind? :-)
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Posted: 28 March 2017 at 10:12

Doug Vining Upgrading your brain

A few years ago we published a MindBullet that explored the idea of adding memory capacity to your brain. This article talks about boosting learning with an electronic device connected to your brain. Perhaps the future is approaching!
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Posted: 14 November 2017 at 17:20
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