Peter Diamandis just held a workshop at MIT discussing a $10 million “X-Prize” for building a brain-computer interface!
Besides the ability to communicate by thought, the article argues, a Brain-Computer Interface X Prize “will reward nothing less than a team that provides vision to the blind, new bodies to disabled people, and perhaps even a geographical ‘sixth sense’ akin to a GPS iPhone app in the brain.” And one software engineer argues the technology could become commercially available within the next 10 years.
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