Businesses of the Future

This kind of technology will be useful sooner than we think, and it will totally disrupt the way we think about the world.

Researchers in Calgary and Germany have pulled off a groundbreaking melding of machine and biology by successfully growing brain nerve cells from a snail on a silicon microchip.

Not only did the transplanted cells survive on the chip but they actually grew and incorporated the chip as it if were a brain cell.

Professor Naweed Syed of the University of Calgary said the research proves that it's possible to grow a network of brain cells and reconnect them on a specially designed chip.

Want to get involved in the business of the future? If I was back in school, I'd be looking at a neuroscience or cognitive science undergrad, followed by an MBA. This stuff is going to be big someday.