Innovators In Neurotech Field Dream Of Perfect Marriage Between Humans’ Brains, Computers
A fully functional brain-computer interface, in theory, turns a person into a programmable, debuggable machine—just like a computer.
The Wall Street Journal:
A Hardware Update For The Human Brain
Emily Borghard has a computer inside her skull, but you wouldn’t know it to look at her. A small bump behind her left ear, the only external evidence of her implant, is partially covered by a tuft of hair that’s still growing in from the last time she had the batteries changed. Before Borghard received a brain implant, she was having as many as 400 “spikes” of seizure-like activity a day, along with multiple seizures. This unrelenting storm of abnormal neural activity turned her teenage years into a semiconscious nightmare. (Mims, 6/5)