Kernel’s Quest to Enhance Human Intelligence
Bryan Johnson

Interesting. Speaking as a survivor of brain surgery (deep brain stimulation, twenty hours total awake with neurosurgeons poking around in my head, two years of dicking around with the implants, also $200K billed to my insurance, in the end unsuccessful), I listen with skepticism when people talk about elective brain surgery procedures.

So you are investing in enhancements. Do you have any focus on

  1. reducing the cost of brain surgery,
  2. reducing general trauma, and
  3. increasing reliability of results?

The brain does not have a serviceable design. Figuring out how to enhance and optimize the brain is only one of your challenges. I know firsthand that just putting such technology to use will be very difficult.

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