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Here’s what this week’s round of participants had to say about a tricky topic we’ll be grappling with before we know it: we are beginning to see real evidence that brain implants can create positive outcomes. Are you kind of thrilled or a bit repulsed that the cyborg future has almost arrived?
Alon Grinshpoon / Build Cloud-Connected AR/VR Apps in 15-Min or Less Thrilled! Need my brain to connect to the Internet."
Anthony Gellert / Mentor "Thrilled. Especially for mental health treatment.
Cara Gresser / Mentor I'm thrilled that brain implant research is progressing, as the previous technology has not been able to trick the brain and caused a foreign-body response, inhibiting the ability to gather useful information. The advancements occurring now could provide information that could help treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as well as brain cancers. *information sourced from The Harvard Gazette.
Dave A. Liu / Changing Faces: Media Representation and the Path to Positive Portrayals of Facial Differences I'm generally a technophile so I like this future. Especially if it can help alleviate or even stop the inevitable degradation of our brains that we are all destined to endure together!
Heather Malenshek / The Rural-Urban Divide and How Brands Can Make a Difference As the wife of someone who has a TBI and suffers from PTSD, I love the idea of being able to help people like my husband live better lives.
Joseph Jaffe / Mentor The gut reaction is repulsion, but if you think about a starting point which can help a certain medical condition, then it becomes a natural foundation to build upon.
Joseph Litzinger / Mentor I'll take anything that helps us have better mental health! Where do I plug in?
Kate Baucherel / From the Fireside to the Future: Stories in a Changing World Having read all the Iain M Banks novels, this is perfectly in tune, and it's amazing to see the medical applications changing lives already.
We hope you've enjoyed this edition of the SX Speaker Series! Learn more about the budding brain implant industry at these two sessions at SXSW 2024: The Neurotech Revolution is Here: What Now? and This is Your Brain on AI: Neurotech's New Horizons.
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