Digital Mind Reading: It’s Already Here

Recent reports from China's Xinhua state news agency have been reported in a number of other outlets as of late, with every one of them focusing on one aspect of the Brain Talker brain-computer interface (BCI) in particular---namely that it permits those who are using the chip to "discriminate minor neural electrical signals and decode… Continue reading Digital Mind Reading: It’s Already Here

It All Comes Back to Sound (And Tesla)

In previous posts, we've explored how DARPA recently awarded major grants to Batelle among others, all in the interest of developing advanced brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) for military applications. And, not all that far removed from our exploration of that very topic, we also saw how BCIs are capable of permitting users to create music directly… Continue reading It All Comes Back to Sound (And Tesla)

EMPATHY on Tour – Thank You, Books and Beer!

I had a blast at last night's Books and Beer event in Columbus, Wisconsin. Thanks to everyone who attended, to author Valerie Biel for organizing the event, and to Cercis Brewing Company for hosting. This was the final stop of the EMPATHY spring tour, but I'm already adding new events for this summer! Be sure… Continue reading EMPATHY on Tour – Thank You, Books and Beer!

Demand Action! The Ethical and Legal Implications of the Brain-Computer Interface

I've written about ethical, legal, and accessibility considerations for the brain-computer interface (BCI) many times before, but it bears repeating after stumbling into this article from Calcalistech that treats just that. Over the course of this article, a number of excellent questions are raised regarding topics ranging from the militarization of BCI technology, brain hacking… Continue reading Demand Action! The Ethical and Legal Implications of the Brain-Computer Interface

He’s Back! R.R. Campbell at Turtle Creek Books

On the heels of May's successful event at Turtle Creek Books in Beloit, I'll be returning to that very place (during the farmers' market again, I might add) on September 14th, 2019. You can join me that morning between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to talk all things EMPATHY and science fiction and to grab… Continue reading He’s Back! R.R. Campbell at Turtle Creek Books