Paraplegia due to spinal cord injury cured in greater than 90% of cases before 2050

Created by btrettel on 2015-09-24; known on 2050-01-01

  • btrettel estimated 5% on 2015-09-24
  • btrettel said “Inspiration: http://news.uci.edu/health/uci-brain-computer-interface-enables-paralyzed-man-to-walk/on 2015-09-24
  • btrettel said “For the sake of this prediction, let’s defined a “cure” as being able to use one’s legs to walk, perhaps with a walker.on 2015-09-24
  • btrettel said “I might change the title to make that more clear. I am thinking about potential titles.on 2015-09-24
  • JoshuaZ said “Does cured count if they bypass the muscles completely say with a powered exoskeleton that connects to the brain or that gets signals from hand controls?on 2015-09-24
  • btrettel said “Exoskeletons and artificial limbs count, though the former is inferior in my opinion. I’d also say that the interface needs to be the brain without a major intermediary, as I believe powered exoskeletons which use the fingers already exist.on 2015-09-24
  • JoshuaZ estimated 25% on 2015-09-24
  • Raahul_Kumar estimated 99% and said “Stem cells can do it.https://tinyurl.com/qftpy9x But I don’t buy brain computer interface, so I disagree on the mechanism.on 2015-09-25

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