World Wide Mind: Connecting Your Brain to the Internet

Date:
14.07.2011
Format:
DISCUSSIONS
Place:
STRELKA COURTYARD
Language:
english (translated to russian)

World Wide Mind: Connecting Your Brain to the Internet Today technology can make people live longer, restore hearing, help a weak heart work, replace lost hands and legs. An artificial man from science fiction is coming real.

And it is mind only that can not be niether fixed, nor replaced with technology — or can be? Implants connecting people to the Internet, will soon be developed, Michael Chorost, a writer and a journalist believes. He himself uses a cochlear implant (surgically implanted electronic device that provides a sense of sound). Michael Chorost will give a talk at Strelka about human and technologies intergration, and and after the lecture will join a discussion with writer Segrey Kuznetsov, journalist Andrey Saprykin, and philosopher Oleg Aronson.