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Scientific Oppression, Biological Reductionism, and the Future of Neurotechnology

Panelists shared their unique perspectives on what role neurotechnology and technologists could play in exacerbating or thwarting scientific oppression. Technologies that record and stimulate the brain are set to transform medical treatment, interpersonal life, and even what it means to be human; but these neurotechnologies may, if we’re not careful, continue legacies of harm against people of color, women, LGBTQIA-identifying persons, and disabled people. How can we keep neurotechnology from becoming oppressive? What would 'anti-oppressive' brain technology look like?

Topics covered in this lesson
  • Opportunities and challenges of neurotech development
  • Future impact of brain interfaces
  • Breaking the wheel of scientific oppression