Jun 10, 2019
Upgrade your memory with a surgically implanted chip!
Caroline Winter, Bloomberg News
BC-Upgrade-Your-Memory-With-a-Surgically-Implanted-Chip! , Illustration: Jinhwa Jang for Bloomberg Businessweek
In a grainy black-and-white video shot at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, a patient sits in a hospital bed, his head wrapped in a bandage. He’s trying to recall 12 words for a memory test but can only conjure three: whale, pit, zoo. After a pause, he gives up, sinking his head into his hands.
In a second video, he recites all 12 words without hesitation. “No kidding, you got all of them!” a researcher says. This time the patient had help, a…