“In the future, we will be competing against medically-enhanced workers who can work longer and harder than us. Artificial intelligence will make it easier to monitor our every move in the office. This may sound like science fiction, but it’s a likely reality, according to a new report by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers…Seventy percent of the workers surveyed said that they would undergo treatments to improve their body and mind if it would improve their chances of employment. [Read more…] about Debate: Would you–or should you–undergo medical treatments to improve your body and mind and your chances of employment?
“Year 2030, your college-age daughter, who has normal hearing, has been pounding on you to get the latest hearing aid that allows one to cancel out noise on demand, amplify selected ambient conversations at will, and can easily connect to the music store. Should you buy one for her? Maybe you should buy one not only for her, but also for you as you enter your 60s?
Would you still be interested if this device had to be implanted in your cochlea via surgery? What if this device is now augmented with some AI opening the possibility to eave-drop on remote conversations or get automatic translation in any language of the world in real time?…
What are the risks over the benefits? To what extent are enhancements desirable on a personal and societal levels? What if people that undergo such enhancement lose their ability to relate to other who have not? If a device can enhance decision-making, how will the user know that’s it’s truly their decision, in their best interest, rather than being manipulated by the device designers? Keep reading article over at Forbes
Elon Musk just detailed his ambitious plans for a new brain-computer interface platform. Superathlete Tom Brady revealed his “brain resiliency programme” to increase his athletic edge. Elite US military units are testing brain stimulation headsets to stimulate neuroplasticity and boost mental and physical performance.
And they are not the only ones innovating at the frontier of brain and human enhancement. Keep reading article over at World Economic Forum’s Agenda.
“Two new reports suggest that two of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies are secretly working on augmented reality (AR) technology. It may take some time before Apple is going to reveal its efforts in the space, but Facebook may give us a glance at its AR research as early as next month [Read more…] about Next: Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) meet brain scanning and human enhancement
“The World Economic Forum today convenes the Network of Global Future Councils, a community of world-leading experts and innovators to provide bold visions for solving critical global, regional and industry challenges…
The network will comprise more than 800 innovators (Editor’s Note: including our own Founder, Alvaro Fernandez) from academia, government, business, civil society, the arts and the media, and will support the Forum’s work across 14 global systems as well as prepare governments, businesses and communities…
“The Global Future Councils will help address today’s complex and urgent challenges by developing bold visions of ways we can use technology, values and policy to achieve the inclusive and sustainable outcomes our world needs,” said Jeremy Jurgens, Managing Director, World Economic Forum.
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Dear SharpBrains community,
It is an honor to share that I’ve been asked to join the Council on the Future of Human Enhancement, organized by the World Economic Forum, for its 2016–2018 term. It will be my pleasure to [Read more…] about Shaping the Future of Human Enhancement