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Superhuman News 🤖 - Top 8 WTF! moments of 2021

Peter Joosten MSc.
Peter Joosten MSc.
Hey there,
First of all, I wish you a healthy and amazing 2022! 🎆
And second, just a few ideas:
  • Pilots who control a plane with their brain ✈️
  • Operating a robot that does your shopping, while you stay in the metaverse 🛍
  • A headband that can read minds, mandatory for suspects in court 👩‍⚖️
  • A magnetic band that helps patients with phobias, such as claustrophobia 😱
  • Controlling sex toys with your mind 🍆
That’s what you get when you ask 15-year-old pupils: what applications would a company make with brain-computer interface technology (a method for interacting with computers with your brain signals)?
In the coming year, I want to focus more on foresight and scenario planning. The guest lesson on this high school was a great opportunity for me to practice.
In the first round, the pupils came up with a product or service. In the second round, they discussed the potential risks to both the user and society of their inventions.
About the last idea: well, they are 14 and 15 years old.
A dirty mind…
Talking about brain-machine interfaces, that’s one of the eight ‘WTF!’ moments I had in 2021. More about that in this newsletter.
Enjoy reading!
Peter

My top 8 'WTF' moments of 2021
Because of the pandemic, 2021 feels like a blur. But aside from Covid, a lot of interesting things happened in the world.
For me, 8 moments stood out for me in the field of human augmentation, transhumanism, cyborgs, and technology ethics.
From brain games to genetic modification in humans and from the climate crisis to the promise of a better internet: these are the 8 moments in 2021 where I thought ‘WTF?!’
The 8 moments in one image. Do you recognize them all?
The 8 moments in one image. Do you recognize them all?
Webinars & Keynotes
I give lectures (online and offline) about human augmentation, transhumanism, technology ethics, and health care innovation.
These are upcoming events where I will give a talk or webinar in English. Great to see you there!
  • Webinar Visma Nmbrs on March 3, 2022
  • Keynote Pivot Park on March 10, 2022
  • Keynote Biohacker Summit Amsterdam on August 13, 2022
Thank you
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Peter Joosten MSc.
Peter Joosten MSc. @PeterJoostenOrg

A monthly newsletter about human enhancement, biohacking and transhumanism. I share the latest news, in-depth pieces, and my own articles and videos. Website: https://www.peterjoosten.org

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