This invention category pertains to the combination of optogenetics with bioengineering, such as for the creation of artificial brains that can be modified after their creation, such as reading and writing memories, controlling thought centers, and other brain functions. Optogenetics would be the science of interacting with neurons using light waves or laser beams that can penetrate through the bone of the skull without damaging it, and pinpoint a specific subset of neurons to interact with and program information inside the neurons. It's not impossible - it's just probably hundreds of years away as far as the complexity of the technology.
- Patrick R. McElhiney
- Bioengineering (BIOENG)