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The Next Frontier: When Thoughts Control Machines

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The pace of research into Brain-Computer Interface (BCIs) and the scale of its ambition are increasing. Both America’s armed forces and Silicon Valley are starting to focus on the brain. Facebook dreams of thought-to-text typing. Kernel, a startup, has $100m to spend on neurotechnology. Elon Musk has formed a firm called Neuralink; he thinks that, if humanity is to survive the advent of artificial intelligence, it needs an upgrade. Entrepreneurs envisage a world in which people can communicate telepathically, with each other and with machines, or acquire superhuman abilities, such as hearing at very high frequencies.

On January 25th, Thu, 19:15-20:30 at Salon #10, The Economist Club will hold a discussion on this topic and more — come and share your opinion on this issue!

It's free to participate, but we would order a drink as a courtesy to the venue.

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First we meet and introduce ourselves. After sharing our initial thoughts on the topic, we begin a free-flowing discussion for about an hour before splitting into sub-groups of 3-5 people for more detailed discussions. Questions, new paths for discussions, personal experience, and opinions are highly encouraged. We conclude the event with everyone sharing their takeaways on the subject.

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The Economist Club is a community of The Economist magazine readers, enthusiasts and curious people. The Economist Club is not affiliated with The Economist Group or any of its subsidiary. Events are organized by the group of passionate volunteers.

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