Have you ever wondered what happens when ego driven hype meets methodologically flawed (sort of) science? Now you can find out with the latest, greatest, most awesome field ever imagined, neurotechnology. Finally, nanotechnology has a competitor for coolest sounding thing which was/is going to change/revolutionize the world and make everyone (but you) rich, which ultimately fails to live up the hype. Unlike nanotechnology however which has applications which are workhorses in many important research and industrial applications (e.g. particle science), neurotechnology will be a workhorse in only one, the science fiction writers association.

It actually makes a lot of sense if you think about it. Neurologists tried to become scientists, but felt constrained by all the rules. They were sick and tired of having to justify why a study with n=18 subjects proving where justice resides in the brain shouldn’t just be accepted at face value without all those pesky questions about repeatability and sampling statistics, blah, blah, blah. By dumping science for technology neuroscience gets rid of all those ridiculous restrictions and can finally really let loose. Look out world, here comes neurotechnology. Prepare to be brain scanned…to the max!

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