A few weeks ago the New York Times ran an article on the intersection of technology and brains, focusing on bionic brains. If we can have bionic limbs, why not bionic brains?
Is the trajectory of bionic brains inevitable? I think so. Already, there are those in society who have some form of technology aiding their brains. The argument could be made that the very ability to read is a technology that aids the brain…so, if you are reading this blog, you already have a form of a bionic brain compared to the earliest humans that were entirely illiterate. If we already make use of technology to improve our lives, even our brains, is it problematic to continue iterating to perfection those capabilities? In the simplest terms–and without spending any time to discuss all of the potential challenges and problems that such cyborginess could bring–I think not.