Brain Implant? ūüėá #9

Could You Get A Brain Implant?

Hello there High Flier!

Welcome to the 9th edition of this email. Did you know you can read all past editions in the archive?


The subject this time round is Biotech and Wetware (brain enhancements).

Before we start, many people ask me my favourite tips¬†to look great online¬†and how to¬†both standout and gain clients via LinkedIn.¬†All the tried and¬†proven¬†tips¬†are in our 8-part course (available¬†here for free) and we’ve prepared¬†a quick reference checklist¬†for standing out on LinkedIn.¬†That’s fun right? Enjoy!

Let’s get into this update:

The developments in the biology + technology area are accelerating as tech becomes tiny, faster and more integrated into our lives. For example, wearable tech such as fitbits and smart watches are creating great gains in getting people moving and being aware of their health and vitals.

Sensors & Diagnoses

Into the future, imagine tiny, tiny sensors in your body or embedded in your clothes and in your home WIFI that provide feedback on your health – from gut flora to diagnosing or predicting disease. This technology is on the way.

Immediately people are concerned about privacy (fair enough). With the big health data that comes from many people contributing, the bonuses are rich: optimising health, learning the origins of disease,¬†and reducing diseases. Add in tablets that can release ingredients tailored to what the body needs and now we’re talking better health, savings and reduced waste. A favourite, recent example I¬†heard is refining (often general) probiotics into sensing tablets that test gut flora and release the right probiotic at the right time.

Increasingly I’m hearing about people embedding implants under their skin for tracking.¬†Move over tattoos.

It’s also becoming more affordable to diagnose. The¬†current XPrize¬†is creating the innovation and tech that will¬†diagnose 13 health conditions from Diabetes to Pneumonia to Melanoma.¬†Star Trek fans get excited – the device in development is called the Tricorder.¬†Imagine everyone having access to world class, low cost, medical analysis.¬†Your doctor’s¬†role will change a lot in the next few decades.

3D Printing

3D printing of human tissue and body parts as well as production of synthetics will aid surgeries. Plus, imagine 3D home printing of tablets tailored to what you need.

Research, Cancer and Designer Babies

Faster processing of more and more data are part of what is driving new developments. The cost of sequencing DNA is exponentially decreasing as machine learning is used, which means quicker results and health insights. It also could lead to you and me¬†paying $10 or a minimal amount for tailored testing. The gains are here and coming, as we integrate tech into our workplaces – such as¬†IBM’s ‚ÄėWatson‚Äô that helps nurses diagnose cancer with greater accuracy.

It’s being reported that scientists this month will edit immune-system T cells in patients with cancer in the hope of making cells destroy malignant cells. Again, there are great gains for¬†better health and reduced risks of disease as these gene editing procedures are proven, also balanced with concerns that it will lead to designer babies and other impacts (check out the links below for more reading).


Wetware refers to brain enhancement technologies. It’s expected that in the next few decades (some say the next decade) you could have a surgeon implant a microchip in your brain to boost your memory and brain functions. Would you do it? If others around you – in life, at work – had done so, will you be encouraged or influenced to?

Owning the Data

In 2000 at KPMG Consulting I observed a health startup audaciously providing innovative software and trying to piece together the data and records across a person, their doctor, specialists and hospitals. It was too early then though owning our records will happen really soon as more companies are focused on providing this. Pooling this data at a macro level will provide so many societal insights. Bring it on!

Ethics and Morality

Biotech developments could¬†bring humanity together to make the required ethical and moral decisions and regulations. Such decisions will require knowledge of what’s happening, what’s coming and a focus on what’s best for humanity. You quite possibly will be playing a role in this.

It’s great to be informed.

Be aware, take an interest and guide your world.
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I wish you all a wonderful new week. If you enjoyed this email, let me know on Twitter @sambe11.

Fly high online,

~ Sam

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More Creators ūüėä #8

The World Needs More Creators.


Thanks for all the great responses to the last newsletter! This week Im encouraging your creative side (for good reason).

“Imagine a future where there is no need to cut down a tree and reshape that raw material into a chair or table. Instead, we could grow our furniture by custom-engineering moss or mushrooms.

Perhaps glowing bacteria will light our cities, and…

wipe out Lyme disease”

The next video in Bryan Johnson’s wonderful “Explorations” series is here.¬†It’s a fascinating, effortless, 6 minute spin through how biology will create¬†objects and structures. Click this image¬†and be ready to be in awe. What could you create?

Why become a creator?

“Fixing something that was making me self-conscious for virtually free,
I felt it was more than worth the risk.” ~ Amos Dudley

Recently a student¬†made 12 sets of braces on his school’s 3D Printer¬†for¬†less than $60 and¬†gained¬†straight teeth – a happy¬†outcome.

Does that start to give you the feeling that anything is becoming possible?

The world needs more creators.


Were heading into interesting times. Carve out some time to explore what interests you, what you could write about / build / share / do.

Research new areas in your industry, explore your hobbies (add in 3D printing?), start a blog, engage with others online and connect with interested people.

We can help (hit reply to this email).I‘ve gained much peace¬†through writing this newsletter and other articles. Through¬†‘getting out’ my insights, perspectives,¬†ideas, and conceptsI‘ve¬†received¬†replies and¬†gained¬†learning, made connections with like-minded professionals, created collaborations and¬†partnerships, and¬†gained business leads and new clients. ¬†I wish great gains for you.

What’s possible?

Best finds:
* Learn more about synthetic biology here (3 minute read)
* Motivation in this article about the world needing more creators (3 minute read) ~ great quote:

* More about how the work of work changing is here (4 mins engaging watch).

Thanks for your time and attention, and I hope you are having a wonderful week. If you like this newsletter please use the links below to share it onTwitter, Facebook or Linkedin.

Warm regards from Melbourne,

~ Sam

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