Brainpatch

Jun 11, 2021Philosophy/Ethics, Tech0 comments

The brain is susceptible of many operations, which may, in various cases, preserve the life of the patients…
Wounds of this organ … are almost as easily cured, as those of most of the other

Quesnay 1743, tr. 1750

Cho and John are talking about the following article:
Organoids to Rebuild the Brain

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Cho

So which new brain-things are your going to discuss  😉                   

Today 15:42

John

Some medical technology, but mainly BCI’s

Today 15:43

Cho

BCI’s???   😯                                                                                                 

Today 15:43

John

Cho

I know what it means, I was just surprised  😄                                     

Today 15:45

John

Why? 😊

Today 15:44   

Cho

There’s a limited number of legitimate applications in medicine, like brain-controlled prosthetics, but for now it is mostly hype

Today 15:45

John

What do you mean?

Today 15:45   

Cho

Like the Neuralink, and getting a brain implant so you can change the channel on your TV

Today 15:46

John

That’s not actually how it is marketed you know … and not all BCI require surgery

Today 15:47   

Cho

Fine, I’m just a bit skeptical about it for now. 😏                                  

Today 15:47

John

That’s OK, we’re writing about the future possibilities, so we’re allowed a bit of science fiction here

Today 15:48   

Cho

So, learning stuff overnight without having to study and augmentation

Today 15:48

John

A little bit of that, but also some very different stuff

Today 15:49   

Cho

Such as?                                                                                                       

Today 15:49

John

Besides BCI’s we talk about possibilities for healing the brain through stem cell transplants

Today 15:50   

Cho

OK, that is something quite different indeed …                                    

Today 15:51

John

Or using brain organoids to replace pieces of the brain affected by a stroke or cancer removal

Today 15:51   

Cho

Now those are indeed very interesting to me! Send me the article and I’ll happily go through it

Today 15:52

John

Sending as we speak! 😉

Today 15:53   

… The End

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