weekly blog--one for the ages
4G...5G...What comes next? Before the century is out, advances in nanotechnology, nanomedicine, AI, and computation will result in the development of a "Human Brain/Cloud Interface" (B/CI), that connects neurons and synapses in the brain to vast cloud-computing networks in real time.
Instant access to information thus becomes possible without the need for external architecture such as computers and internet cables. Search and retrieval exercises will be initiated by thought patterns alone. Communications, education, work, and the world as we know it would be transformed.
The B/CI concept was initially proposed by futurist-author-inventor Ray Kurzweil, who suggested that neural nanorobots, the brainchild of Robert Freitas, Jr., could be used to connect the neocortex of the human brain to a “synthetic neocortex” in the cloud.