Superhuman: Meet The World’s First BCI Users

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Imagine being able to type, create art, even operate robotic arms – with just your thoughts. Long been considered the stuff of science fiction, “telekinesis” is now more than real – all thanks to brain computer interfaces (BCIs). Only a few dozen people in history have actually been implanted with one, and on this panel, you will get to meet three of them. They will discuss the experience of getting (and maintaining!) a brain implant, what it’s like to move physical objects with your mind, and what they believe the future of this disruptive, mind-bending technology has to offer.

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Ian Burkhart

BCI Pioneers Coalition

Nathan Copeland

Blackrock Neurotech

Taryn Southern

Blackrock Neurotech

This event will be in person


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