Global Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Market is expected to reach USD 1.7 billion by 2022, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Increasing incidences of neurodegenerative conditions, advancements in neuroscience, rising geriatric population base and the growing demand for neuroprosthetics are some impact rendering drivers of the brain computer interface market.
Against the singularity.
2005 – 15% of world population connected to internet
2015 – 42%.
When users are connected to the internet, FireChat works like any other messaging app. But when the signal is weak or absent, it comes into its own, using Bluetooth or Wi-fi to bounce messages between phones until it can find an internet connection and be whisked off to its intended recipient.
one of my theories is when population hits 10 billion (forecast to be in 2050), emergent global brain events will begin to occur.
Looks like a unique opportunity to add more granularity to early BCI studies.
From MIT Senseable City Lab. Visualizing Internet data traffic, but what does it say about collective mental activity?