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Dr James Giordano

Brain Tech – the promise and perils. Utopian dream or Dystopian Nightmare.

The technology of neuroscience has rapidly developed and it holds incredible potential but huge risks. With civilian and military applications, it can be used to treat neurological diseases and spinal injuries, with gene editing/ CRISPR and neurolink implants designed to improve cognitive function and technology being utilized to wirelessly control the brain by external means.

With huge ethical considerations that cross cultural boundaries; neuroscience weaponized has frightening possibilities but also social applications. Just like AI, it will change the course of human evolution and there is no going back. From implantable neurolink chips and drugs to wireless control of the brain through technology, our interview covers the current status of neuroscience, emerging developments and separates science fact from science fiction. We also discuss the ethical questions, benefits, risks, regulation, cultural considerations, weaponization and where this technology could potentially take us.

“A society based on Science and Technology that nobody understands is a dangerous mixture of ignorance and power”

Professor James Giordano has an impressive and extensive list of qualifications and achievements. An authority in the world of neuroscience.

An incredibly important interview as we navigate a world where brain technology could venture into the clandestine and covert operations of non-State actors, who could use it in nefarious ways that would harm humanity. Additionally viewing, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N02SK9yd60s

James Giordano PhD

James Giordano, PhD, is Pellegrino Center Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry; and Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC. Professor Giordano is Senior Bioethicist of the Defense Medical Ethics Center and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences; Distinguished Visiting Professor of Health Promotions, Technology and Ethics at the Coburg University of Applied Sciences (Coburg, GER); Stockdale Fellow in Science, Technology, and Ethics at the United States Naval Academy; and Senior Science Advisory Fellow of the Strategic Multilayer Assessment Branch of the Joint Staff, Pentagon, and Chair Emeritus of the IEEE Brain Initiative Project on Neurotechnology and Ethics.

He previously was Fellow and Task Leader of the Neuroethics Study Section of the European Union Human Brain Project; an elected member of the Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Human Research Protections; Fulbright Professor of Neuroscience and Neuroethics at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, GER; Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Neuroethics, University of Oxford, UK; and was an elected founding member of the Neuroethics, Legal, and Social Issues Advisory Panel of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Prof. Giordano is the author of 350 peer-reviewed publications, 9 books and 45 governmental reports on brain science, ethics and biosecurity, and is an elected member of the European Academy of Science and Arts, and an Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK).

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