Mass thought control may not be on the cards just yet, but mind-reading tech is developing fast. We need to be prepared

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Can we grow a sentient human organism in a dish? The answer may depend on how we evaluate few days or weeks-old embryos resulting from artificial fertilization… However, the question may find a different answer in unexpected places. In fact, a new line of biological research is leading to a revolution in dishes that could produce unforeseen consequences

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The proposal to bring back asylums — in a modern, transparent form — is very much alive for other reasons among some policy experts, psychiatrists and bioethicists. “When people are going back and forth from prisons to hospitals, that’s a sign they might have benefited from longer-term treatment options,” said Dominic Sisti, a medical ethicist at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

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Neuroscientists are getting excited about non-invasive procedures to tune the brain’s natural oscillations

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The morning of February 1, 2018, MIT President L. Rafael Reif sent an email addressed to the entire institute community. In it was an announcement introducing the world to a new era of innovation—the MIT Intelligence Quest, or MIT IQ

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Understanding unconsciousness

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A 100-page report written by artificial intelligence experts from industry and academia has a clear message: Every AI advance by the good guys is an advance for the bad guys, too

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Optpgenetics 2.0

February 8, 2018

Brain control goes wireless via light, sound, or a drug

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