Neurogress Announces Exciting Potential Partnerships with International Organizations to Fasttrack Developments

50% Bonus Still Available at its Pre-TGE, Extended to 29 April 2018

“The Neurogress mission is to develop software for controlling electronics and machinery via a thought-controlled interface.”

Switzerland, 21 March 2018: Neurogress is pleased to announce its ongoing communication with several International Organizations to fasttrack the Neurogress roadmap. Its proponents view collaboration with various relevant third-party organizations of immense importance. Being a decentralized project, Neurogress sees its primary mission of creating a core that will spark interest in neurocontrol, providing best technological backup and conditions for collaboration for those willing to participate in advancing the development of the neurocontrolled smart environment.  

Based on the feedback of their partners and gaining a lot of interest from fiat economy to support the project, Neurogress welcomes additional financing from grants and traditional contributors. The website will also be opened to countries that are currently restricted in the pre-TGE phase and thus, help disseminate Neurogress concept and ideas, and additionally attract more interest from potential traditional contributors.

Current situation of the Neurotechnology market

Neurocontrol is a technology at the intersection of multiple fields, each one compared to rocket science in complexity. For the advancement of the technology, they will partner with startups, academic organisations, research institutions and other competent players in the field. This approach is to ensure that the Ecosystem can benefit from ideas, knowledge, and experience.

Moreover, Neurogress is interested in joining efforts with major players in every industry it aims to enter, such as drones or AR/MR/VR in order to ensure that our expertise is not limited to neurocontrol, but also extend to the industries they plan to work with. This way, they ensure that neurocontrolled devices remain competitive compared to pseudo-interface controlled devices.

Neurogress is not a crypto-exchange platform, but an ecosystem.

Crypto markets are facing another round of volatility—with many claiming this new drop is related to recent news. Although there is much excitement about  exploring the use of blockchain technology proactively for ushering in digital economy, the use of cryptocurrencies as legal tender or coin faces government regulation or much worst, a total ban. Should this affect your perception of Neurogress?

New key partnerships are in progress

As the crypto market is embroiled in controversies arising from governments, the proponents of neuro-wearables or devices for harnessing the power of thought has explored teaming up with international organizations to form a community. The Neurogress team is dead-set with its timeline for developing a decentralized platform for neural control systems, based on the AI driven software and user-driven algorithm training.

Using the user’s own brainpower to control electronics – software and hardware – as easy and natural as never before is their motivation, this is their dream, and by Jove, they will bring it to completion. Partnerships with the neurotechnology and biotechnology academic  and thought leaders are just the beginning of many collaborations which fasttrack  research and development and help mitigate prevailing circumstances. Concise and validated inputs from prestigious neurotechnology and biotechnology research institutions continue to refine their projects – for there are many.

Assessing the landscape in several countries

Neurogress is in the process of establishing working groups from different labs throughout the world that would explore the neurocontrol related tasks and advance the technological aspects. Those groups include (but not limited to) the following experts in the field:

Neurogress hopes to link up with programs in Institutions to fasttrack all phases of their development work. These new research projects and exploratory/developmental research are open to individuals or teams who can contribute to current ongoing Neurogress research and development of  innovative technologies, methodologies, or instrumentation for basic or clinical studies of the brain in human, incorporating existing clinical studies and validated results with their partners in the academia on  animal models.  

Forming hubs and networks with Neurogress trailblazers

Neurogress recently announced the extension of the concept of collaborative Neurocontrol approach by forming a hub based in Switzerland that would bring several significant scientific competencies from the fields of Neuroscience, Machine Learning, Big Data, Signal Processing, etc. Neurogress is also currently organizing different outlets (hubs) in different countries where Neurogress developments will happen.

Neurogress is mission-bound to create outlets which will implement projects in direct partnership with local communities, with each beneficiary of the ecosystem fulfilling key roles in their local communities. Neurogress adherents (aptly called trailblazers)  are designed to fit seamlessly into the community’s daily life, where they benefit by working on several projects which will utilize their skills.

All have a part of a  vision which gets clarified upon joining a community of like-minded individuals who all have the impetus and resilience to not give up. The Neurogress team persevere in the face of uncertain success but continue in building up, growing stronger together – not minding detractors who chose to obliterate others in their path. They have stepped outside of their comfort zones, steadfastly facing obstacles, asking people to take their chance with them, not projecting on failure – which is the hindrance to many well-intentioned projects –  and persevering until they finally achieve every timeline, every milestone in our roadmap.

In a recent interview, the Neurogress team revealed some crucial milestones:

“We are developing the capability of embracing neurocontrol even faster by the means of value-added machine learning algorithms. Let’s train them together and make their applied use go mainstream. There will be a marketplace for these algorithms as well as a Maker zone marketplace. The more input we provide by training the algorithm for specific actions, the more effective it becomes. So, it’s really about the algorithms that are put into the core of neurocontrol technology and in return, the neurocontrol technology for our better and more productive well-being.”

The Neurogress vision is to develop an entire ecosystem that will combine the interaction of clients, developers, designers, artists, technology enthusiasts, philanthropists – the list is endless and everyone can find themselves in it if they believe enough. The blueprint for the future is NOW, all can be a part of it.

Based on the above outstanding developments, Neurogress has adjusted the Pre-TGE (Token Generation Event) to April 29 to for contributors to take advantage of the 50% Bonus for every Token purchased.

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Aleksandr Ovcharenko
Neurogress
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Surrogates are Closer than You Think

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I give the command with my mind and there’s a peculiar pop feeling as my consciousness arcs across the room to my robot surrogate. It feels weird and for the first few seconds I feel dizzy. I reach my hand out to catch hold of the counter and restore my balance, but then I realize I’m not moving my body’s hand at all. Instead my new robotic hand reaches out into space and I swear under my breath, embarrassed.

“Don’t worry, it gets easier”, the salesperson says, not very reassuringly. “Try moving your head.”

For a moment I find it hard to divide my body’s head from the metal head of the device my consciousness is inhabiting, but then somehow in a rush it all clicks into place, the AI-boosted software mediating the connection between myself and the robot rapidly learning how my brain works when I’m excited and struggling to concentrate.

Within minutes I’m walking around the showroom, the room unnaturally bright to my new robotic eyes. This scenario might seem farfetched, but it really isn’t. Thanks to innovations in artificial intelligence and neurotechnology we are soon reaching a point where you too could be walking around jauntily in your new thought-controlled robot.

Robotic surrogates in our everyday lives

Robots have been an integral part of human life for quite a while now, particularly in industry. But with neurotechnology, the emergent possibility is that robots may be directly controlled with human thought. Furthermore this can be achieved with minimal training and a high level of precision. Neurogress, a neurotechnological innovator specializing in AI-powered neurocontrol software, is at the forefront of making this happen. Their vision is ambitious:

“Each person will have a personal assistant that will be controlled by the power of thought. All of the robot’s actions can be monitored through virtual reality devices, i.e. you will be able to see and hear whatever the robot sees and hears.”

This is taking the classic idea of the humble robotic assistant and shifting it to a whole new level. We’re no longer looking at a metal automaton who performs mindless tasks to make our lives easier. Far more than that, Neurogress is offering a future in which we can be multiple places at once, a steady stream of sensory data flowing back to our brains via advanced AI software. Robotic surrogates will expand the things that humans can experience and the impact on every aspect of our lives is hard to fathom.

The impact this will have on our reach as a species

Here’s just one example. Humans could be living on Mars by 2030. In fact, depending on who you trust for your Mars data, there could be up to four thousand frail (possibly misguided) little humans scrabbling around on the red planet by 2032. Perhaps the first Mars colonists will use thought controlled surrogate robots to perform hazardous tasks on the planet’s surface while they hunker down in the relative safety of a subterranean lava tunnel, sipping Mountain Dew.

Neurogress’ work toward perfecting the communication between brain and machine may one day be one indispensable component of humans becoming an interplanetary species.

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Thoughts of the Future: How Ephemeral Becomes Solid

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Advancements in neurotechnology have the potential to give us the power to directly manipulate the world with our thoughts. But the possibilities only begin there. As society begins to take this heightened agency for granted there’s enormous potential for we as a species to better understand ourselves and the substantial role that thought plays in forging the building blocks of our reality.

Our thoughts will become our hands

Through software such as that being developed by Neurogress, which harnesses advanced AI to learn our thought processes, we will reach a point of having complex and nuanced thought control of devices around us. The distance between wanting something to happen and making it occur will be as small as sending a thought command.

This enhances convenience, but the implications are more far-reaching than mere convenience. We will live in a world that more readily changes and conforms to our will and this will have a huge impact on quality of life.

But it’s not just about wielding more influence over the world

It’s not just about control, however. Through linking minds together we may gain new insights into the thought processes of the people around us. In this sense, neurotechnology offers the possibility that we may all be better understood. The mental mysteries of the person next to you may finally be unraveled. We will enter a world in which our thoughts will be less abstract.

I think this will be particularly exciting in our artistic endeavors. If we are no longer limited to what we can achieve with our hands and the physical media we work with, where can we go next? What does art even look like when the mind itself becomes the brush?

We may be on the verge of finding completely new forms of expression in which art ceases to be a physical “thing” that we produce but rather is the unique, essential spark of inspiration a person is capable of conceiving and then sharing with another person through a brain-computer interface. One prominent cultural futurist asserted, “art today will be viewed in the future as laudable but laughable attempts at telepathic exchange”.

What happens when all this is as natural to us as breathing?

Let’s take this forward to a time when society has grown accustomed to directly manipulating objects with our thoughts and being able to share our emotions like sharing a meal. We may well reach a point where we begin to no longer see such a critical distinction between things that are made of molecules and states of mind which are made of neurons. The boundaries between thought and matter, abstraction and concrete reality may become not just blurred but irrelevant.

Indeed, we may see a reversal where our abstractions become our bedrock. Neurogress’ forays into developing software that can learn how we think represents a decisive leap in that direction. As advanced AI software for reading our brain signals becomes ever more sophisticated we may well reach a point where our thoughts are seen as the most substantial and concrete aspect of our lives.

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Free Your Mind with Neurotechnology: From Brain Meditation to Action Initiation

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There’s a lot of commentary on the promise of neurotechnology in augmenting our intelligence and gaining access to more information. But we aren’t Vulcan. Intelligence and raw calculating power isn’t all there is to life. There are times when what we need most of all is the option to opt out, take a step back and free our minds. Neurotechnology can help with that too.

Freeing our Minds with meditation

While our neurotechnological future may be filled with amazing potential, it’s reasonable to imagine that the blending of the physical, digital and biological will place a significant additional burden on our brains. Devices are already on the market which introduce a gentle current to stimulate parts of the brain that trigger a deep relaxation state. But the technology is in its infancy.

Because meditation is such a deeply personal and individualized experience, a game changer will be software that harnesses AI to learn how our brain works. Utilizing advanced AI, meditation neurotechnology may be able to deliver customized meditation experiences tailored perfectly to how each individual thinks. In seconds we may have access to states of relaxation it might otherwise have taken years to master.

Neurogress is developing software which will pave the way for these kinds of advancements. Their approach has been to develop advanced AI which actively learns how each individual brain works and to work with these unique patterns to achieve a desired result. In the future, therefore, these devices will be far more sophisticated.

The most valuable end result of neurotechnology may not be the ability to think faster after all. It may be the progress we make in self awareness and calm.

Dialing up a moment of inspiration

Humans have always used substances to enter altered states of consciousness. From shamans popping salvia to libertines of the sixties broadening their minds with LSD. Tweaking our brains to find that perfect moment of inspiration is not new but neurotechnology may offer new and novel ways to get there.

For this to happen, technology will need to come to the party. Imagine a software powered by AI which moderates our brain functions to produce an out of body experience of inspiration. Given that this will be an electrically induced rather than chemically induced experience, we may have unprecedented control over intensity and duration. In this sense, seeking inspiration may become equal parts science and art.

It’s speculation now, but the AI driven neurocontrol software that could pave the way for this option are in development today by Neurogress.

The luxury of forgetting

We talk a lot about the vast potential for using neurotechnology to enhance our memory; to have complete command over the tiny minutiae of our lives. But sometimes people want and even need the precise opposite.

In recent years we’ve learned vast amounts about how memory works. Scientists are conducting research into the process of memory formation known as “reconsolidation,” which refers to the weird quirk of our brains that eery time we revisit a memory it becomes malleable again. Understanding this process has been a crucial shift in neuropsychology and it opens up the possibility that “scientists can step in and ‘hack’ our memories.

The ability to free one’s mind from the burden of memories that harm us may be a release that changes some people’s lives. Think of the toll of conditions like PTSD have in our society today.

The challenge and potential of neurotechnology is not just about filling our lives with more information. It’s also leading us to a point where we may be able to exert deep control over how our minds work and in so doing people may be able to find peace, inspiration or even the luxury to forget.

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The Art of Thinking: Will Development of Neurotechnology Force Us Become Thought Diplomats

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Neurotechnology offers vast potential. In one futurist’s words, “Our understanding of our limitations will be shattered, and new vistas will open up, as we explore the possibilities that arise when we bring minds, machines, and the material world together.” However, to bring these disparate elements together harmoniously means that all three components will need to “give a little” and this is where the novel notion of thought diplomacy comes in.

The secret ingredient to unlocking the full potential of neurotechnology may simply lie in finding a way to meet halfway. So how do we do that when we’re talking about something as innate and instinctual as thinking?

Diplomacy with other human minds

As humans begin to network their thought processes via brain-computer interfaces, futurists predict that we will achieve a state of “cyberthink”, a form of group intelligence where the combined experience and knowledge of an integrated team of people becomes something far greater than the sum of its parts.

While it’s challenging to intuitively understand what that would look or feel like, it’s pretty fair to say that it would lay the foundations for problems being solved very differently. Imagine having access to crowd-sourced problem solving, where ideas and strategies from a score of minds flow together seamlessly: an amazing notion.

I imagine this utopia of thought would surely depend on god-level networking skills and the ability to synergize ideas with those whose minds you are networked with. In this sense, we may well all need to become thought diplomats, carefully shielding out unnecessary or unproductive thoughts while also remaining open to a frenzy of fresh and challenging ideas. But if an increased pressure to be diplomatic with our thoughts is the cost, imagine the gain.

What about diplomacy with artificial intelligence?

The neurotechnology industry is moving forward quickly. We will soon see devices that can be implanted in the human brain that can greatly augment our intelligence. Indeed, Elon Musk, CEO of Space and Tesla, recently stated that these kinds of neurointerfaces are the best chance we have of keeping pace with artificial intelligence.

Companies like Neurogress are working to make this thought diplomacy between humans and computers easier and more detailed than ever before. They’re achieving this through developing software which can utilize artificial intelligence to learn to understand each individual’s unique brain signals.

The results are fascinating and striking. Here’s how Neurogress describes the experience. “A person is tentatively asked to imagine the desired motions in mind many times, and the algorithmic image recognition systems find a match between these intentions and … the electrical activity of his/her brain. In the future, the algorithms reliably recognize signs of a person’s intention … , this time through free expression of the person’s intentions in the course of the movement.

So what this means is that using this technology, the process of thought diplomacy becomes an amazing dance of give and take. As we endeavor to embrace harnessing our brains to communicate with technology, Neurogress’ software will be ensuring that the technology in turn adapts right back.

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The iPhone X has no buttons. But what if it were touchless?

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The iPhone X has received a lot of attention and hype by being the first phone on the market to feature literally no buttons on its screen surface. It’s an obsidian black masterpiece of minimalism, in which every possible interaction you could hope to have with it can be achieved simply by swiping, tapping and pinching on its sleek (yet slightly fingerprinty) surface. It’s undoubtedly a thing of stark and utilitarian beauty.

But is that the only reason buttons are out and touch devices are in? Because, at the end of the day, it’s prettier? Have we really put a vast workforce of industrious button manufacturers out of business simply for the sake of fashion and style? And if it is just fashion guiding our innovation does that mean buttons will be back “in” in a few years time?

I highly doubt it. I think our fascination with all things buttonless has a bit more to it than pure aesthetics. I think what the iPhone X achieves is the removal of a barrier between its user and its content. In a world where there is an over abundance of stimulation, communication and complexity at every turn, having something that you can use without yet another layer of abstraction is … well … refreshing. It feels like a step in the right direction.

So if a touch interface is a step in the right direction…

Is the movement toward technology that requires no touch whatsoever even better?

I think the answer has to be a resounding ‘yes’. Neurogress is an innovator in neurotechnology which plans to move devices to this next level. Neurogress’ design philosophy is that, through brain-controlled devices people can further shorten that gap between what they want to achieve and the device through which they wish to achieve it. As Neurogress puts it, “the ability to change the environment by the power of thought removes the additional barriers and pseudointerfaces that mankind has created over the years to control devices and objects.”

Through neurotechnology, we’re going to see a proliferation of devices controlled by thought, from hair curlers to game controllers. Ultimately, this will extend to highly complex systems such as the computers and precision electrical tools we use. In the process, our hands will become less crucial in manipulating data and utilizing technology. This won’t just impact on convenience but will cause a profound shift in how we design the tools which serve us. Artificial Intelligence will vastly increase the scope of what we can do.

And it’s not just phones

Neurotechnology innovator Neurogress plans to unleash its AI augmented brain-interface software upon the Internet Of Things within the next few years. This is projected to be a $1.4 trillion industry by 2020.

Neurogress’ vision is that the brain will become the controller of choice for a veritable ecosystem of devices. The same devices which today rely on clumsy, manually controlled interfaces. Imagine driving home from work and mentally power on your lights and climate control. When you walk through the door you decide to mentally switch on some relaxing music. Not one of these technological interactions will require any physical interaction with a device.

Touchless … gaming?

I think a huge draw for brain-controlled devices isn’t just that we’ll be able to do practical things more easily with fewer distractions. It also means that we will be able to do entirely frivolous things more awesomely with fewer distractions. I’m talking about brain-controlled gaming.

Think of your typical game controller and how it’s configured. It’s just one example of how we make our interfaces with ten fingers in mind. Once you eliminate the pinky your standard human can activate about eight things at once. With brain activated interfaces, these restrictions will no longer apply. The number of things you can do at once may be limited only by what your mind (augmented by a powerful AI mediating the connection between you and your gaming device) can handle.

If there was no limiting handheld device standing between our brains and the computer, what would gaming look like? Would it still even resemble a game as we currently think of it? I think it’s a no brainer that it’d be fast, furious, brutally competitive and utterly addictive. However, I think it’d also open up new ways for challenging and testing what our brains are capable of.How many separate things can you focus on at once? Can you shield your thoughts while attempting to probe those of your competitor? How resistant to distraction are you? How much control do you have over your instinctive response to external stimuli? The possibilities are … well … daunting.

Indeed, brain-controlled gaming in the future may be the equivalent of a gym in which we refine and hone the mental agility we use in our daily life. It’ll be fun to see where the rabbit hole goes!

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Who do You Think You are? How do We Keep Focus on Ourselves when Controlling Human-Like Robots?

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Right now, neurotechnology is a catalyst for some pretty amazing changes — not just in relation to the cool devices we will have at our disposal, but to society at large. One such innovation with gigantic potential to radically transform society is thought controlled robotics.

Neurogress is a pioneer innovator in neurotechnology. They’re developing software which utilizes AI to greatly enhance the human brain’s ability to directly control devices. Whereas your average human brain might previously have managed a handful of signals after a year’s training, through Neurogress’ technology people are able to learn an entire suite of complex brain commands in a fraction of the time — just weeks. Couple this with the insane progress we’re seeing in robotics and it isn’t hard to connect the dots. Sooner than could possibly have been imagined a mere twenty years ago, robotic surrogates may be making a dramatic entry into our daily lives.

The question is, even if the technology can allow it, can our meagre fleshy human brains actually cope with the additional mental pressures of effectively being in two places at once? How on earth will we manage to focus? Even if the technology is there, are we ready for it as a species? To rise to the challenge, society will have to catch up with technology.

Power down zones

Even today, we’re seeing the beginning of this. We’ve all been in that situation where we’re engrossed in a detailed conversation and one of the speakers needs to call a temporary halt, pick up a device and deal with some pressing online business. Sure it’s annoying, but most people get that there just needs to be a certain level of tolerance for multitasking.

Fifty years from now when people may be splitting their focus dynamically across one (or even more) thought controlled devices, a deep mutual tolerance of distraction will be essential if we’re going to get along.

Maybe it’s a little out there, but here’s my prediction: I think “power down” zones will pop up throughout big cities. Think of it as a cafe for our surrogate selves. Busy folks will park their secondary self there to recharge while they need to devote their full attention elsewhere. Then when they feel ready they can wake their surrogate up with a mental command and return to their dual-focused day.

Coping with the ‘uncanny valley’

Right now, a huge amount of attention is going into understanding a phenomenon known as the ‘uncanny valley’.

“The concept of the uncanny valley suggests that humanoid objects which appear almost, but not exactly, like real human beings elicit uncanny, or strangely familiar, feelings of eeriness and revulsion in observers.”

If a face blinks at a slightly strange rate, if a smile is too broad or too narrow, if hand gestures are just a tiny bit out of sync with speech, we humans have an amazing knack of noticing it and not liking it at a visceral level. So when we are surrounded by not-quite-human analogs, how will we react? Will we begin to incorporate a new body language into reading people? Will we need to develop a new system for conveying emotions and intent? Somehow society will need to arrive at answers to these really weird questions.

We will gain new respect for sleep and calm

It’s reasonable to imagine that the “integration of the physical, digital and biological realms” will place an additional burden on our brains. Being in multiple places at once won’t always be easy! Fortunately, neurotechnology may provide an answer in the form of stimulating the brain to produce a meditative, calm state.

As meditation is such an individualized and subjective process, a game changer will be software that draws from advanced AI to truly understand how our brain works. Utilizing AI, relaxation inducing neurotechnology may be able to deliver highly customized meditation experiences made to fit perfectly with how each individual thinks. We’re seeing the beginnings of this now in fact. Neurogress is developing software which utilizes advanced AI to actively learn how each individual brain works and to work with these unique patterns to achieve a desired result.

Taking time to ourselves to re-center may become an important feature of many people’s lives and one that society comes to respect far more than it does now.

Neurotechnology innovation is creating new challenges for we as individuals but also for society at large. The extraordinary pay off is that we may achieve the productivity Shangri La of being two places at once! Invest in the interactive mind-controlled devices of the future by buying tokens now and help to promote innovation.

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Neurocontrolled Devices on the Market: Technology Overview

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One of the most striking aspects of neurotechnological innovation is the sheer variety of fields of human endeavor it’s likely to revolutionize. Name an activity that involves thought and using a device and neurotechnology looks set to upend how it’ll get done.

The difference between where we are now and where we’re likely to be in three years is, frankly, absurd. It’s therefore really tempting to talk incessantly about amazing new innovations that are “just around the corner”.

But let’s get practical for a minute. If you want your first brain control experience, this can happen now. If you have a valid credit card, a mailing address and a functioning brain you too can taste the beginnings of the neurotechnology revolution.

If you want to play

Admit it. At some point in reading about using technology to control the world around you with your brain, the eight-year-old in you piped up and said “OK so I can finally be a Jedi now?” Look, I know it’s important to be mature and to view these new technologies with a sober and mature mind, but yes. Yes, you can now be a Jedi.

I think it’s best to leave the product description to the manufacturers: “Now you can move holograms with just the power of your mind! Re-enact famous Jedi challenges as you advance through 10 different levels of Force Training. Develop your powers of concentration and see if you can reach the rank of Jedi Master. “

Honesty time here: my first reaction to this breathless sales-speak was just a teensy trace of bitterness. When I was a kid, the cutting edge Star Wars toy was a ‘realistic lightsaber’ which, frankly, was nothing more than a plastic tube with a torch in it. Pushing that aside, the fact that kids can now manipulate objects with their brain waves using little more than a tablet device and an EEG hooked up to bluetooth is amazing.

It’s also a useful baseline. Get the excitement factor out of the way and essentially this toy issues a few basic commands. When AI software is incorporated into neurotechnology, what we’re seeing today will be laughably obsolete. Neurogress is developing software that will exponentially increase the sensitivity and specificity of commands we can issue. What will the next wave of neurocontrolled toys look like?

If you want a useful tool

One of the more unusual applications though is actually not about “doing” something. It’s about doing nothing well. I’m talking about sleep. Sleep is a huge industry now. In a life where our brains are constantly prodded to become more active, sleep is one thing that falls by the wayside. This is a true medical concern. Inadequate sleep increases your risk for a slew of nasty health problems, from heart disease to depression.

Enter the new wave of sleep tracking neurotechnology devices. Unlike mainstream sleep monitors which have to guess if you’re sleeping by tracking your heart rate and movement, these new devices use an EEG to scrutinize what your brain is doing and then directly manipulate your sleep.

It’s an amazing leap from the sledgehammer bluntness of tools like the Fitbit. But it’s so imprecise compared to where we can go! One thing that brain research keeps revealing to us is how incredibly specific each of our brains actually are. Neurogress is taking this to the next level with software that can actively learn how each individual brain works. In the very near future either they will release their API or their code will go open source. Imagine what the next generation of relaxation tools could achieve armed with this level of control.

If you want to freak out a little bit

These kinds of innovations are amazing. However, if you want to experience the full breadth of how this tech will actually change what it means to be human, put your wallet away for now. Better yet, consider putting your financial support behind the innovation of companies like Neurogress who, not content with what can be done now, are pushing the technology to truly dazzling new possibilities.

Imagine a robot assistant to make your life easier. Picture what it would be like to drive your car to work with your mind. Think about what it would be like to be able to network your intelligence with others. This is what is going to be on the market soon.

We’re on the cusp of a future that would make a Jedi Knight want to buy a human action figure.

Neurotechnological innovation is capturing imaginations. It excites people. Invest in the interactive mind-controlled devices of the future by buying tokens now and help to promote innovation.

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Digitize it is quickly becoming the past. Thinkitize it!

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We’re rapidly approaching a point where our brains will directly interact with technology and data. This is particularly exciting when it comes to our memories and social lives. What does the world look like when we ‘thinkitize’ instead of digitize?

What this means for our memories

Research shows our memories are incredibly unreliable. In a Commodore 64 esque level of sophistication, our brains are equipped with the (pretty dumb) feature of overwriting our memories every time we recall them. The result is that memories have no fixed point even though they feel absolute.

But managing digital data isn’t a perfect solution either. We constantly struggle with finding ways to organize our records. What if there was a perfect combination of the two? We may hit a point where digital data and records are redundant. Technologies may soon arrive which allow us to access memories and data through brain commands.

The challenges are considerable: “Think of it as watching a stage production with many actors talking in a cryptic language and trying to figure out the premise of the play.“ But this is where artificial intelligence comes in. With emerging software systems developed by Neurogress, AI is used to learn how people tick. Through repeated training sessions, Neurogress’ software develops a sophisticated algorithm geared to the unique thoughts of each individual.

This has the potential to be the universal translator through which we can finally unlock the language of each actor in the complex play of our memories. Our memories could finally become both completely reliable and perfectly accessible.

Thinkitizing our Social lives

Mark Zuckerberg recently announced that Facebook is in the process of developing a brain computer interface. What does this mean? It means that in the near future we may be posting updates to social media with our thoughts.

Is this dystopia or utopia? It probably depends on who you ask and when, but whichever way you cut it, the screens and input devices we see as an integral part of how we interact with technology look set to fall by the wayside. Thinkitize up a status update and send it. No pesky screens or keyboards required.

This might all seem like a distant and abstract jumble of maybes. However, remember that Neurogress software which harnesses AI to learn how your brain works? Well, within the next year or two, Neurogress plans to either provide third party developers with access to its API or to make its neurocontrol code open source. An explosion of products may soon be emerging onto the market which will allow us to thinkitize without ever having to interact with a screen and keyboard.

The era of thinkitization (or some more marketable word that is easier to say) may be here sooner than you think. Neurotechnological innovation introduces a future in which digital media will become more closely integrated with the nuts and bolts of how we think. It excites people.

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Who gives the thoughts! Or how others will react to neurocontrolled devices

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We are seeing neurotechnology do some amazing stuff but it is precisely because of its amazing potential that some people are experiencing fear about what the future may hold. Change can be scary! However, on the other side of the ledger, there’s a lot of reassurance to be found in the strong and vibrant push we’re seeing from the sciences and the humanities to ensure that ethics is integrated at the ground floor of neurotechnological development.

A certain level of fear and trust is expected, but…

Humans have been building tools which enhance our capabilities since a really hairy guy rubbed a couple of sticks together and invented fire. Yet for all our natural tendency to use tools something about the idea of technology interfacing with our brains tends to make some people feel … to use the technical jargon … squicky.

But here’s the thing. We are developing technology that interfaces with our body already — and it is improving lives. Look at cochlear implants. These amazing devices consist of a surgical implant and a sound processor. They provide profoundly deaf people with a chance to hear.

Here’s another example: Neurogress is working to help amputees to use robotic prostheses with AI software that greatly enhances people’s ability to work through interaction via a brain-computer interface. These innovations are going a long way to generate acceptance and reinforce the positive impacts the technology can bring.

Ethics and inclusion have a big impact on acceptance

There’s also a push to move forward ethically. In 2016, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) convened a workshop on neurotechnology and ethics. 34 democracies with market economies working with each other, as well as with more than 70 non-member economies reinforced its commitment to mutual responsiveness: “A transparent, interactive process by which societal actors and innovators become mutually responsive to each other.” Technology is a lot less scary when the end users get a say in where we go and how we get there.

It’s reassuring that the neurotechnology industry acknowledges and embraces the advantages of integrating these reactions and concerns “upstream”. In fact, the general consensus is that an ethical approach isn’t just right in a moral sense. It also makes business sense. To quote the conference findings, “new forms of governance arrangements may accelerate, rather than hinder, innovation. This is because potential problems are clarified ahead of time, leaving path- ways open for research and development.”

AI will make the transition easier

There’s another factor in favor of embracing change. Artificial intelligence will be utilized to make the use of neurotechnology radically easier.Neurogress is developing software which harnesses AI to actively learn our brain signals as we develop the skills to neurocontrol devices.

It’s a little dense, but consider this nugget of amazing: Using their software, “a person is asked to imagine the desired motions in mind many times, and the algorithmic image recognition systems find a match. … in the electrical activity of his / her brain. In the future, the algorithms reliably recognize signs of a person’s intention to adjust the movement, this time through free expression of the person’s intentions.”

So as we embrace this amazing new tool, we won’t just be learning to control the technology. It will be learning to respond to us.

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