Elon Musk, Bryan Johnson and Co .: Brain-computer interface as a new gold mine

How FacebookBoss Mark Zuckerberg, who is doing research on a similar hood in his laboratories in Silicon Valley, Johnson hopes to be able to pick up finer signals from the outside using better and miniaturized measuring electronics and process them more quickly using computing power. Unlike Zuckerberg, who uses light waves and blood circulation to decipher words and entire sentences that no longer have to be typed into the smartphone, but only have to be thought, Johnson wants to reveal “the thinking” in general. His aim is to explore “why we do the things we do”. To warn against thinking mistakes and prejudices. Or to help with concentration and learning difficulties as well as better relaxation. It all still seems esoteric and is reminiscent of the headbands of the Canadian start-up Muse, which make meditation more playful and thus easier. A video shows Johnson sitting in the living room with his helmet on, training his memory skills on the computer, using brainwave analysis to play the right mix of music to relax and being subtly reminded to keep his hands off snacks at this point in order not to diet endanger.

“The light and magnetic impulses are completely harmless,” says neuroscientist Katherine Perdue, who oversees the program.

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