[Cyborg] Fwd: [transhumanism-77] Fwd: VLAB Event - The Business of the Brain

Eric Boyd mrericboyd at yahoo.com
Wed May 5 06:25:12 UTC 2010

I'm thinking about going, anyone want to carpool?

$30 now, $40 at the door, free for students.


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Subject: 	[transhumanism-77] Fwd: VLAB Event - The Business of the Brain
Date: 	Tue, 4 May 2010 17:56:05 -0400
From: 	supersalad <sap.ved.eri at gmail.com>
Reply-To: 	transhumanism-77 at meetup.com
To: 	transhumanism-77 at meetup.com

VLAB Event - The Business of the Brain

      Tuesday, May 18, 2010
      6:00pm - 7:00pm - Networking and Refreshment
      7:00pm - 8:30pm - Panel Discussion and Q/A


<http://www.vlab.org/article.html?aid=109> Stanford Business School

Brain-Computer Interfacing (BCI) promises a quantum leap in human
interaction with technology—enabling our thoughts and emotions to
control devices and enabling devices to know what we’re "really
thinking" and feeling. Currently, there are more than 300 million brain
toting people in the United States alone, making the opportunities for
BCI products far-reaching.

BCI is bringing fresh and often unexpected perspectives to established
industries, from entertainment and transportation to medicine and
information systems. In this emergent phase of consumer-related BCI,
innovators are redefining sleep management, gaming, user interfacing,
courtroom evidence, and national security—and this is only the beginning.

For the first time, neuroscientists and savvy entrepreneurs, from a
number of traditionally unrelated industries, are teaming up to move BCI
technology out of research and medical labs and into our everyday lives.
The Business of the Brain event will address the challenges and
opportunities of this exciting revolution, including limitations of
“wet” sensors, “noise” interference, government regulation, novel user
interfaces, designing industry-specific BCI applications and the cost
engineering of current applications.

Meet the minds behind this wave and find out how entrepreneurs are using
the way we think to drive the future of technology.

Topics to be explored:

     * Developing new industries vs. enhancing current industries
     * Hardware, software and service opportunities
     * Barriers of entry (how to build them up or tear them down)
     * What VC's are looking for in BCI
     * Data interpretation and context
     * Cutting edge vs. currently available


Christie Nicholson, Freelance Science Journalist; Contributing Editor,
Scientific American

David P. Dickinson, President & C.E.O., Zeo, Inc.
Lawrence A. Farwell, PhD, Chairman & Chief Scientist, Brain
Fingerprinting Laboratories
James Sullivan, Co-Founder and VP of World Wide Partnerships at NeuroSky
Timothy Chang, Principal at Norwest Venture Partners


*MORE DETAILS* <http://www.vlab.org/article.html?aid=339>
*REGISTER HERE* <http://www.vlab.org/store.html?event_id=339>

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