The Neurotechnology Revolution
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 12–1.30pm
A collaboration between
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and SharpBrains
Revolutions in neurotechnology will soon influence every aspect of human life. Neurotechnology can be used to further understand the natural processes of the brain, study and treat neurological disorders and injuries, and enhance neural capabilities, resulting in increased human intelligence and efficiency. Outside of the realm of health, it can be used in social contexts to improve overall quality of life. Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs), imaging capabilities, cognitive load and wearable technologies have all improved rapidly and are being applied in multiple fields; thousands of related patents have been filed.
This seminar will zoom in the main opportunities and challenges presented by this rapid transformation, based on The Potomac Institute’s recent publication, Trends in Neurotechnology, a compilation of information from literature review, seminars, and discussions with experts, and SharpBrains’ latest market report, Pervasive Neurotechnology: A Groundbreaking Analysis of 10,000+ Patent Filings Transforming Medicine, Health, Entertainment, and Business, which provides extensive quantitative evidence for the rise in non-invasive neurotechnologies both within and outside the realm of medicine.
The seminar will host distinguished speakers and participants from the neurotechnology industry, policy makers, researchers and users of neurotechnology and neuroscience-based innovation. By bringing together researchers, innovators and users involved in neurotechnology alongside policymakers and legislators, we hope to provoke a lively discussion from which novel policy ideas for the successful development and implementation of neurotechnology will emerge, helping harness the tremendous potential in ways that actively benefit society.
Cameras and media must be registered. For registration and general RSVPs, please send name, title and affiliation to Brian Barnett at bbarnett at potomacinstitute dot org.
Event to be livestreamed and recorded.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Ballston Metro Center Office Towers
901 North Stuart Street, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22203