The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies held a seminar on “Neurotechnology: Enhancing the Human Brain and Reshaping Society” on June 30th, 2014. Neuro-enhancements can maximize our physical, cognitive, innovative, and technological potential as a society. The panelists in attendance included Dr. Amy Kruse (Vice President, Intific), Dr. Jonathan D. Moreno (Professor, University of Pennsylvania), Dr. Gerry Yonas (Mind Research Network, University of New Mexico), and Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA). The panelists drew from their experience in industry, government, and academia to discuss current neuro-enhancements, the future of the field, and policy solutions. The speakers emphasized the further enhancement and development of neurotechnology with the support from both the private and public sector.
In his opening remarks, Mike Swetnam called for greater investment in neurotechnology, an endeavor that should match our past investments in nanotechnology and information technology.