What if we could record and rewind our thoughts? Neurotechnology and the foreseeable future, by …

By Aaron Sathyanesan Scientific discoveries that involve humans interfacing with machines can evoke reactions of fear and wonder. Quite often, these feelings are epitomized through works of science fiction. Think Mary Shelly’s “Frankenstein,” for starters; or its modern day equivalent, one of many films playing on our mixed feelings toward AI, “Ex Machina.” Neurotechnology in Sci-fi One British sci-fi TV series that captures the anxious mix of fear and wonder that accompanies machine-human interfaces is Black Mirror. One episode in this series, titled “The Entire History of You” features a piece of technology called “Grain”. When implanted behind a human’s right ear, grain records a person’s first-hand visual and auditory experience and converts it into a chronological collection of watchable videos. What if we could record every moment of every…


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