The Human-Human Interface

DARPA is in the BCI Game now


“The Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) program aims to develop an implantable neural interface able to provide advanced signal resolution and data-transfer bandwidth between the brain and electronics.”

Grants have begun to go out – “As part of the DARPA NESD Program, Paradromics is developing the Neural Input–Output Bus, or “NIOB”, which is scheduled for clinical trials in 2021.”

Bumps on the Road to the Future

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A cyborg mid-life crisis.

Brain Chip

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“…development of a unique “’brain-implantable’ system-on-a-chip (SoC) for bi-directional brain-computer interfaces (BBCI) aimed at solving neurodegenerative disorders.”

An Islamic State of Mind?

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As ISIS loses its grip on territory, it loses its story as the restoration of the caliphate, but does not stop its attacks.  So what is it?

And now Zuckerberg


Zuckerberg: Facebook Is Working on a Brain Interface That Lets You “Communicate Using Only Your Mind”

Celebrity Investment in Brain-Computer Interfaces

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Doesn’t hurt to have Elon Musk in the BCI space. But I think the AI element is more hype than we need just now – elementary motor function interfaces before tackling APIs for “intelligence”?


Group Mind from a Non-Technical Perspective

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Toward a Fourth Turning of Buddhism

From Ken Wilber: “We” practices—A popular saying is that the next Buddha will be the Sangha. There are an increasing number of groups who take this very seriously, and not only practice together, as is common now, but are pioneering the exploration of actual “we” experiences—or shared experiences—at each of the higher stages of meditative development (e.g., gross, subtle, causal, etc.). As each stage of meditation shows us a higher consciousness (or “I” space), what is the corresponding “we” space of such higher “I’s” brought together?

Gibson on Global Shifts

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“Our cultural models of the apocalypse are all extremely short-term. The jackpot, like climate change, began long ago, progressed invisibly.”

And Hate Memes

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interesting that after the initial spike, hate incidents have declined. Antibodies at work in the global brain?

Distributed Power for Distributed Intelligence

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