Not Just Chips: the Brain-Computer Interface IRL

For this blog to focus on the brain-computer interface exclusively through the use of microchips seems reasonable at first glance. After all, EMPATHY itself is a nanochip installed directly in the brain. But, as it turns out, the brain-computer interface is about more than chips; in our world, it consists of a robust number of… Continue reading Not Just Chips: the Brain-Computer Interface IRL

With the Internet in Mind

Given that the technology around which the EMPATHY series centers is an internet-access brain implant, let's take a moment to explore how close we are (or aren't) to having such a thing in real life. Back in March of 2017, I wrote this blog post about Neuralink, which this article from The Verge describes as… Continue reading With the Internet in Mind