A vision for the future
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Area of Expertise: Advocate/Voice of the People
Topic: Getting, Sharing Information
Headline: Tree of Knowledge
Nutshell: Neural implants will guide us to know knowledge via the internet just as the written word guided knowledge in the past.
Given nanotechnology and the availability for neural implants present today - such as optical cameras for the blind - the implanting of assistance chips in the neural pathways will be the next long-term step. Just as a computer can store data for retrieval, so will the chips store data appropriately for our retrieval.
Date Submitted: 11/10/2004