Future Blog: Robot Psychiatry

I’m not sure how any of us currently or will continue to keep up with the exponential rate of technology.  I’ve been saying that since 1978, but I truly see the impact on us socially, emotionally, and psychologically, NOW.  How can I keep up daily in the burgeoning world of robotics and all my roles within that, AND be a social media expert (did I mention that I’m the mother of a teen who is learning to drive?) and be sane?  I either need an advanced version of Siri and/or a neural implant to boost my mind performance.  In the 80s, I actually did volunteer to Hans Moravec to be the first female to receive an uploaded mind (preferably Hans’).

Today, companies such as BrainGate are creating brain-computer interfaces (BCI) that allow the severely disabled to function through thought.  I expect at some time in the not-so-distant future that any human will be able to augment their brain:  http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/28/disruptions-no-words-no-gestures-just-your-brain-as-a-control-pad/