Nanobots in the brain featured on CBS ’48 Hours’

June 17, 2002 | Source: KurzweilAI

On CBS “48 Hours” Friday night, Ray Kurzweil predicted the use of nanobots (nanorobots) to enhance brain power. Billions of nanobots will “take up positions in the brain and communicate with each other,” he said. “They’ll actually expand the human brain, add more memory, more cognitive capabilities. You’ll be able to download skills into the nonbiological portion of your intelligence… [and] do things you otherwise wouldn’t be able to do,” including sharing experiences with others.

The show also covered neurological techniques to help kids with learning disabilities, autism as a creativity enhancer, adding pig cells to the brain to aid stroke victims, and “brain fingerprinting,” which senses brain waves patterns to indicate guilt or innocence.