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With her breakthroughs in neural imaging, Mary Lou Jepsen is making the brain 
readable (and stimulatable) in real time.  That will revolutionize brain study 
and brain medicine, but what about brain communication?   Could a direct 
high-resolution interface to the brain lead to what might be called practical 
mental telepathy?   What are the prospects for brain enhancement?

What are the ethics of direct brain reading and intervention?

Mary Lou Jepsen founds programs and companies on the hairy edges of physics, 
invents solutions, and takes them from prototype all the way through to high 
volume mass production. She's done that at Intel, MIT’s Media Lab, One Laptop 
Per Child, Pixel Qi, Google X, and Facebook (Oculus).  She is the founder and 
CEO of Openwater, which is "devising a new generation of imaging technologies, 
with high resolution and low costs, enabling medical diagnoses and treatments, 
and a new era of fluid and affordable brain-to-computer communications."

"Toward Practical Telepathy," Mary Lou Jepsen, SFJAZZ Center, Hayes Valley, San 
Francisco, 7pm, Monday October 29.  The show starts promptly at 7:30pm.

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