How To Put Your Brain on the Internet

You check your iPhone so often that it might as well be a part of your body. Why not skip the tiny screen and clunky keyboard and put your brain directly on the Internet? In this provocative and entertaining talk, author Michael Chorost will show emerging technologies that allow brain activity to be read and altered in unprecedented detail. He'll outline what a future "World Wide Mind" could look like and ask: Would you want to be part of it?

Come watch this fascinating talk, replete with audio simulations of what Dr. Chorost hears as a cochlear implant user and videos of cutting-edge neuroprosthetic technologies.

Dr. Michael Chorost is the author of “World Wide Mind: The Coming Integration of Humanity, Machines, and the Internet" and "Rebuilt: How Becoming Part Computer Made Me More Human." A graduate of Brown University and a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, he has given over 110 talks on neurotechnology at venues such as Google, MIT, Brown, Duke, and the Brookings Institute. Between books he freelances for Wired, New Scientist, and other magazines. Totally deaf since 2001, Dr. Chorost now hears with two cochlear implants.

Sponsored by the LINCR Program and the Laboratory for Neuroengineering.

Event Details


  • Tuesday, April 23, 2013
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Clough Commons, 144

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