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February 28, 2021

Neuralink and the Waking Dream

Brain computer interfaces may create a different kind of human.

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It was discovered by accident. 

While colleagues at the Soviet newspaper at which he worked took notes, Solomon Shereshevsky listened to his boss's assignments impassively. It didn't take long for his superior to chastise him. 

But Shereshevsky had a straightforward response: he didn't need to take notes. He could simply remember. We can imagine the interaction, in all its layered incredulity....

It was discovered by accident. 

While colleagues at the Soviet newspaper at which he worked took notes, Solomon Shereshevsky listened to his boss's assignments impassively. It didn't take long for his superior to chastise him. 

But Shereshevsky had a straightforward response: he didn't need to take notes. He could simply remember. We can imagine the interaction, in all its layered incredulity....

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