Meeting Minutes from InspireSeattle Social on September 7, 2013

Wiring the Brain

In the past few years we’ve learned to send sights, sounds, and sensations in and out of the human brain with neural implants. In animal brains, other electronic implants have boosted memory and intelligence. We’re approaching the point where we can network human minds together, wirelessly, and augment their function. Ramez Naam, author of Nexus and More Than Human gives a whirlwind audio and video tour of the present and future of this awesome and slightly scary frontier.


Guest Speaker: 

Ramez Naam is a computer scientist and author. He’s the H.G. Wells Award–winning author of More Than Human: Embracing the Promise of Biological Enhancement .  His first novel, Nexus—a story about a nanotechnology that links minds and the struggle to control it—was published in December 2012.  Paramount has already purchased the movie rights to Nexus.  Ramez spent 13 years at Microsoft, where he led teams working on e-mail, Web browsing, Internet search, and artificial intelligence. His most recent nonfiction book, on accelerating innovation to overcome environmental and natural resource challenges, is The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet He lives in Seattle.

Speaker: Ramez Naam
Thanks to Candy Sullivan for hosting this event!


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