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21 February 2017

Can humanity engineer itself to greater intelligence?

Can humanity engineer itself to greater intelligence? American entrepreneur Bryan Johnson thinks so. His start-up company Kernel is reported to have invested US$100 million into developing an electronic device that can be implanted into a person’s brain in order to increase their smarts by stimulating and enhancing their grey matter. Johnson believes “that human intelligence will be one of the largest industries, if not the largest industry, to ever emerge,” but his critics doubt whether the technology will actually work and raise questions about its ethical implications.

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