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This Week: R. R. Campbell in Milwaukee!

My first event in the Milwaukee area since the debut of Imminent Dawn is this Saturday, September 7th, 2019 at Mighty Con! You can find full details about the event here, and don't forget to RSVP that you'll be swinging by my table during the course of the day. As always, I'll have books available to… Continue reading This Week: R. R. Campbell in Milwaukee!

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Neuralink Makes News: Your Brain and the Internet as One

Last week, brain-computer interface aficionados brimmed with anticipation as word spread that Neuralink's Elon Musk would soon have a major announcement about his BCI venture. I've written about or mentioned Neuralink a number of times over the course of the years, though in nearly every context there's been little to report beyond the name of… Continue reading Neuralink Makes News: Your Brain and the Internet as One

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Alternative Approaches to Accessibility

It's a long accepted axiom that the mother of all invention is necessity, that the advent of all technological advancement has its origins not in want, but in need. It stands to reason, then, that if all invention stems from need---a true need---that all people should at least have access to these advancements, big or… Continue reading Alternative Approaches to Accessibility

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With the Internet in Mind

Given that the technology around which the EMPATHY series centers is an internet-access brain implant, let's take a moment to explore how close we are (or aren't) to having such a thing in real life. Back in March of 2017, I wrote this blog post about Neuralink, which this article from The Verge describes as… Continue reading With the Internet in Mind

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Mental Multiplayer Tetris: Where Have I Heard This Idea Before?

The University of Washington's Center for Neurotechnology recently invited NPR's Elise Hu to participate in a demonstration of a brain-computer interface that allows users "to move Tetris-like shapes on a computer screen using only thoughts." Sound incredible? It is. It's also not the first time you might have heard of a mentally controlled video game similar to… Continue reading Mental Multiplayer Tetris: Where Have I Heard This Idea Before?