March 12, 2007

Converging Cognitive Enhancements

875_v1093.jpgNick and I have another paper out: Converging Cognitive Enhancements, Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci. 1093: 201227 (2006). It is part of a NY annals volume titled Progress in Convergence: Technologies for Human Wellbeing edited by William Sims Bainbridge and Mihail C. Roco.

Beside "NBIC" we talk about collective enhancement and how cognitive enhancement is ideal for convergence. We also sketched (mostly as an example) of how we might combine pharmacological memory enhancement, TMS, wearables and training techniques with a bit of nanotechnology for improved control over cortical plasticity. Another idea is "wikiepidemology", the potential for collaborative informal large epidemological studies.

Posted by Anders3 at March 12, 2007 03:53 PM