Hacking the Brain: The Power of Neuroenhancement

Mar 11, 2018

3:30pm – 4:30pm CT

Advances in neuroscience and consumer electronics have elevated the brain as a resource for self-optimization. Using electrodes and implants, a new industry now offers to effectively alter numerous neurological functions, including cognitive skills, motor ability, and mood. While such technological developments can help those with disabilities unlock their potential, they also commercialize artificial enhancement of humans and raise ethical questions about the brain as a productivity factor.

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Henry Greely

Stanford Law School

Miriam Meckel

Handelsblatt GmbH

Léa Steinacker

Handelsblatt Media Group

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Intelligent Future

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Beginner