January 9, 2010 · 3:00 PM
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Medical knowledge of the human brain has made leaps and bounds in the
past decade. As biomedicine transitions into an information
technology, we may hope to see the dramatic kinds of paradigm shifts
and disruptions that have been observed in computing.
With this new-found knowledge comes greater control and ability to
shape how our minds operate, and thus how we experience the world.
Will these potent brain altering technologies be adopted widely? Where
will we draw the line between treatment for ailments, and
augmentation? What sorts of technologies are already on the horizon?
In essence we plan to explore latest developments for Intelligence
Augmentation, Psychology, Pharmacology, Brain-Computer Interfaces and
more, and speculate a little on where this is all taking us.
It is under this framework that the Future Salon presents: The Future of the Brain
This presentation will be held in the Little Bigs format - a method of presenting big ideas in a very short period of time. Presenters are limited to 5 minutes and 5 slides to share their big idea with the audience, then we ask questions and discuss at the end of all the presentations.
 by Shane: "Compile-A-Child or Killing Head-Threads With Mindkindness"
 by Stuart: "Exocortical Cognition: Heads in the Cloud"
 by Carol: "Neuroeconomics"
 by Paul: "Know thyself: Simulating brain architecture in silico."
 by Olga: "Toward a Fair Distribution of Gray Matter"
 by Arnell: "Is Accelerated and Interconnected Intelligence a Fundamental and Inevitable Aspect of Our Human Journey?"
Please send in your proposals to NYC Future Salon to n y f u t u r e @ a c c e l e r a t i n g . o r g so we can get you on the schedule.