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Social Robots, Brain Machine Interfaces and Neuro/Cognitive Enhancers: Three Emerging Science and Technology Products through the Lens of Technology Acceptance Theories, Models and Frameworks

In Enhancement, Medicine, Neuro, Policy, regulation, Robotics, Science and Technology on June 11, 2013 at 1:33 am

Wolbring, Gregor Diep, Lucy; Yumakulov, Sophya; Ball, Natalie; Yergens, Dean (2013) Social Robots, Brain Machine Interfaces and Neuro/Cognitive Enhancers: Three Emerging Science and Technology Products through the Lens of Technology Acceptance Theories, Models and Frameworks

Technologies 2013, 1(1), 3-25

http://www.mdpi.com/2227-7080/1/1/3

This article also has a supplementary file which is important as it has most of the qualitative data

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Ethical Theories and Discourses through an Ability Expectations and Ableism Lens: The Case of Enhancement and Global Regulation

In Ableism, Enhancement on January 13, 2013 at 12:15 am

Wolbring, Gregor (2012) Ethical Theories and Discourses through an Ability Expectations and Ableism Lens: The Case of Enhancement and Global Regulation in Asian Bioethics Review Volume 4, Issue 4,pp. 293-309 | DOI: 10.1353/asb.2012.0033

a you tube movie on enhancement with me in it but interesting nevertheless

In Ableism, Enhancement on June 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm

This is a movie trailer. Once I know more on the movie I will post it here.

Innovation: Mind-reading headsets will change your brain

In Animal, Cogno, Enhancement, Neuro on April 24, 2009 at 2:17 pm

This week, engineer Adam Wilson made global headlines by updating Twitter using his brainwaves. “USING EEG TO SEND TWEET” he explained.
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Brain Machine Interface an Update

In Bionic, Cogno, Computer, Disabled People, Enhancement on February 14, 2009 at 5:04 am

New Column out by me
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Synthetic Brains

In Cogno, Computer, Enhancement, nano, Nanoscale, Neuro, Science and Technology on January 29, 2009 at 5:11 am

Researchers study the feasibility of brains made from carbon nanotubes
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Tetraplegic demostrates a prototype BCI recording cap

In Cogno, Computer, Enhancement, Medicine, Science and Technology on January 29, 2009 at 5:09 am

UBC Reports | Vol. 55 | No. 1 | Jan. 8, 2009
Directing Objects With Your Mind
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Now a Neural Implant That Learns With the Brain

In Bionic, Cogno, Disabled People, Enhancement, Neuro on July 26, 2008 at 6:41 pm

A method to develop neural implants that not only translate brain signals into movement, but also evolve with the brain as it learns has been devised by University of Florida researchers.

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Scientists: Humans and machines will merge in future

In Ableism, Enhancement, Governance, Longevity, nano, Nanoscale, NBICS on July 19, 2008 at 3:08 pm

# Nick Bostrom says technology will let humans manipulate their own biology
# Ray Kurzweil predicts humans will be mostly non-biological by around 2030
# Biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics could merge mankind with machines
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Study shows increased education on nanotech, human enhancement increases public concerns

In Artificial Intelligence, Bionic, Cogno, Enhancement, nano, Nanoscale on July 17, 2008 at 2:57 pm

Educating the public about nanotechnology and other complex but emerging technologies causes people to become more “worried and cautious” about the new technologies’ prospective benefits, according to a recent study by researchers at North Carolina State University.

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Scientists Identify Genes for brain development

In Ableism, Enhancement, Genes, Genetic, Governance, Health, Law, Medicine, Neuro on July 7, 2008 at 2:12 pm

see here the academic paper

and here a write up on it

interestingly the write up title is

Scientists Identify Genes that Could Turn Ordinary People into Supergeniuses (or Mindless Drones)

What Sorts of Nano research: A code of conduct for responsible nanosciences and nanotechnologies research

In Ableism, Bionic, Disabled People, Enhancement, Governance, nano, Nanoscale on May 30, 2008 at 12:32 am

here

and here

of interest
4.1.16 N&N research organisations should not undertake research aiming for non-therapeutic enhancement of human beings leading to addiction or solely for the illicit enhancement of the performance of the human body.

THis suggests that every other enhancement research is allowed like ‘therapeutic’ (who decides what is therapeutic), and non therapeutic work that is not used for doping purposes or leads to addictions.. Additions are mostly drug related at first glance but may be one say that one can become addicted to ones enhancements like emotionally addicted.

In general the section seem to give the go ahead for most enhancement work

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Cheers
Gregor

Cell ‘organs’ get plastic upgrades

In Enhancement, Health, Medicine on May 26, 2008 at 2:25 pm

Technorati Tags: , , , , , , Human cells could have their metabolisms upgraded without altering their genes by inserting tiny plastic packages of enzymes, Swiss researchers have shown. They hope the technique could allow advanced cancer therapies, or even upgrade a person’s metabolism.

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The Ultimate Cure

In Ableism, Bionic, Cogno, Disabled People, Enhancement, Health, nano, Nanoscale, NBICS, Neuro on May 24, 2008 at 2:01 am

The neurotech industry is engaged in a $2 trillion race to fix your brain. Many players will fail, but the payoff will be huge for those who succeed.

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Scheme to Let Robot Take Over Brain-Computer Interface

In Bionic, Cogno, Disabled People, Enhancement, Governance, Health, Information Technology, nano, Nanoscale, NBICS, Neuro, Robotics on May 23, 2008 at 2:26 am

20 May 2008—A group of mechanical engineers at Caltech have come up with a way to guide miniature robots in the task of inserting and positioning electrode arrays in brain tissue. What they propose would be the first robotic approach to establishing an interface between computers and the brain by positioning electrodes in neural tissue.

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