Talking Timelines: The Simulation Point

It's been a minute since we've explored the timelines on which we might see brain-computer interface (BCI) technology in use in our everyday lives, so let's return to that topic now, specifically as it pertains to the creation of a realistic life simulator indistinguishable from reality. In this article for Digital Trends, Rizwan Virk does an… Continue reading Talking Timelines: The Simulation Point

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

Mourning Dove featured on Velvet Panic

Velvet Panic recently hosted Mourning Dove to commemorate the kick off of book two in the EMPATHY sci-fi saga. Thanks to Velvet Panic for hosting this post! If you still need to get your hands on either of the first two installments in the EMPATHY series, you can find them below. Imminent Dawn Amazon | Barnes & Noble | NineStar Press | Kobo | Smashwords| Goodreads | Author… Continue reading Mourning Dove featured on Velvet Panic

It’s Already Happening: Militarizing the Brain-Computer Interface

It was only a matter of time. There's been much news as of late about the good that's come from the brain-computer interface (BCI) in the realms of medicine, art, music, and gaming. Of course, though, for all the more personal benefits BCI has to offer, there are equally as many potential downsides to the… Continue reading It’s Already Happening: Militarizing the Brain-Computer Interface

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