• Question: can you put a computer chip in my brain to make me smarter

    Asked by 745msep33 to Sophie, Michelle, Henry, Fidel, Chris on 12 Nov 2018.
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      Michelle Hands answered on 14 Nov 2018:

      I wish! But then we would all have one and we would all be as smart as each other? I think you can be smart in different ways. I was not very subject clever at school, but I had smart social skills and that can take you really far in life!

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      Henry Watts answered on 15 Nov 2018:

      Hmm, it does sound good doesn’t it, I bet loads of people would fancy a bit more brain power but I don’t think medical science is quite at this level yet. There is quite a lot of research going into how humans and computers can work better together (such as better voice control in smart speakers for example). Also, any medical procedure has risks, I’m not sure I would want to have a doctor poking around in my brain unless it’s absolutely necessary!

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      Fidel Olaye answered on 16 Nov 2018:

      I don’t think that’s quite possible yet but I think it might be in the not so far future. Just hang in there!