Neal Ungerleider has written a nice summary of some of the new tech that was presented this week at MIT. Interesting to see who is funding what and to ponder some of the applications in disability & ageing. Neal highlights a couple he things would be good in the disability space.

He specifically identifies the concept of ‘prosthetic brain implants’ as a solution for memory loss in brain degenerative conditions. This highlights yet again to me that we must wrestle now with what we value in humans. Once we can start tinkering with our memories (through a mechanistic way by adding them in) and so on, we undermine aspects of the biological diversity that makes humankind so interesting.

What do you think?

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