What’s Possible: 14th October, 2022
A weekly curation of what’s possible in frontier tech.
We hope you enjoy this week's hand-picked selection of important and interesting stories from the frontiers of tech.
Lab-grown brain cells play video game Pong
Brett Kagan, chief scientific officer of Cortical Labs, and his collaborators have produced a network of nerve cells grown on a computer chip, which is capable of interacting with the outside world via that chip. As a proof of principle, they have taught the cells to play Pong, an early video game that resembles an electronic form of table tennis. (BBC News) (The Economist) (Research article) (ABC interview)
Meet Monite — they make the life of CFOs easier
Bring your own key (BYOK) was a lie!
Bain predicts gaming will grow 50% to $300 billion in 5 years
In a new research report, the global consultancy said the industry growth is accelerating thanks to heavy engagement of younger gamers (ages 13 to 17) who spend about 40% more in video game environments than with any other form of media. (VentureBeat)
Bessemer’s DeSci 101
Three leaders at the helm of the nascent decentralized science (DeSci) movement explain the fundamentals and how web3 is enabling “a Cambrian explosion of unconventional science.” (Bessemer)
- Meatable expands to Singapore (Meatable)
- Crypto market is ‘The tail being wagged by a very sick dog’: Ethereum Co-Founder Joe Lubin (Decrypt)
- The Anatomy of the Data Room (Morgan Cheatham)
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