With Neuralink, Elon Musk Promises Human-to-Human Telepathy. Don’t Believe It.

by Antonio Regalado – April 22, 2017

With Neuralink, Elon Musk Promises Human-to-Human Telepathy. Don’t Believe It.

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, by way of blogger and cartoonist Tim Urban, has revealed in a 36,400-word illustrated explainer the thinking behind his new company Neuralink and its mission to use brain implants to directly link human minds to computers. The problem with the post is that, despite its length, Musk does not reveal how he’s going to do it.

Read more – MIT Technology Review

Researchers Grow Brain Cells on a Chip

by Emily Waltz – May 18, 2017

Researchers Grow Brain Cells on a Chip

Every human thought starts with a signal traveling from one neuron to another in the brain. Yet we know relatively little about how these connections form. In an effort to watch that process unfold, Australian researchers engineered a nanowire scaffold on a semiconductor chip that enables brain cells to grow and form circuits.

Read More – IEEE Spectrum

In a Neuro-Techno Future, Human Rights Laws Will Need to be Revisited

By Matt Lam – April 26, 2017

In a Neuro-Techno Future, Human Rights Laws Will Need to be Revisited

New human rights laws to prepare for advances in neurotechnology that put the ‘freedom of the mind’ at risk have been proposed in the open access journal Life Sciences, Society and Policy. The authors of the study suggest four new human rights laws could emerge in the near future to protect against exploitation and loss of privacy: the right to cognitive liberty, the right to mental privacy, the right to mental integrity and the right to psychological continuity.

Read More – BioMed Central

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