The next decade of brain science could reshape humanity. If we are passive, the coming brain revolution will either fall short of its potential or drift towards negative outcomes.

  • In the field of neuroscience, we are beginning to be able to access and manipulate brain and mind activity in powerful ways - for both benefit and harm.

  • This inflection point in neuro-scientific discovery is comparable to the cracking of the genetic code and the splitting of the atom, but differs in two important ways:

    • Compared to the genetic revolution which took place mostly in academic centers, a large part of this revolution is taking place in the private sector, where pubic oversight is limited.  

    • Unlike cracking the genetic code or harnessing nuclear power, society is not yet fully aware of how potent this leap in BrainMind capability is, for both risk and reward. 

As a species, we must navigate this rapidly emerging watershed era proactively -- with vitality, creativity, and thoughtful care.