RE: trends in brain imaging

From: mez (
Date: Sat Jan 20 2001 - 16:48:45 MST

As an aside, it seems somewhat ironic to me, but the first people to
receive advanced neural interfaces seem quite likely to be handicapped

The state of the art suggests to me that at this point even without
fundamentally new science, amazingly powerful interfaces could be
developed. However, brain surgery required to implant the necessary
neural components is a barrier that otherwise healthy people will be
largely unwilling (and perhaps not permitted) to pass.

Handicapped people, on the other hand, will receive these implants and
then benefit as the state of the art advances and their implants begin
to offer them advantages that members of society without those
implants lack.


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