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When thoughts control machines (Economist)
1. What could you do by connecting your brain to the internet?
enter The Matrix
discover the secret to immortality
download knowledge directly into your mind
2. Which university is conducting a pioneering clinical trial with Brain Computer Interfaces?
3. How many paricipants were involved in the trial?
4. What could some participants control?
A prolific limb
A prosthetic limb
A pathetic limb
A prophetic limb
5. What do sensors detect?
6. How many neurons are in the human brain?
7. Which neuroscientist is leading the Brain Initiative?
Professor Rafael Yuste
Professor Barack Obama
Professor Stephen Hawking
Professor Albert Einstein
8. What animal did the Brain Initiative research team record every neuron of?
A guinea pig
9. What does Neuralink aim to do?
Enhance humans by connecting them to computers
Explore outer space with advanced technology
Enhance humans by turning them into robots
Control animals by connecting them to computers
10. What do we need to ensure as a society?
That brain-computer interfaces are never developed
That animal rights are protected in scientific research
That robots do not take over the world
That there is equitable access to technology
How often do you search the internet? What kind of things do you search for?
If you could learn anything instantly, what would you learn?
What are some problems paralyzed people face? Can you tell your partner three examples?
Have you ever seen or interacted with a robot? Can you tell your partner about the experience?
What does a neuroscientist specialize in?
If you had a $6 billion budget, what would you research?
Can you name three different neurological diseases?
Is there anything that money could NOT achieve?
Would you be happy for all your thoughts to be made public? Why or why not?
If you could enhance your intelligence with technology, would you do it? Why or why not?
Would superhuman intelligence be good or bad for humanity? Why?
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