That's why I wrote this article on September 22 about three new "brain breakthroughs" and how they are changing our view of this complex organ.
And it drew quite a response. Dozens of you reached out to me with questions and comments.
I am always impressed with the quality of observations I get from you readers.
This is a very smart group that is intrigued with the many advances that are changing the world around us every day, even if they're not quite ripe for investment just yet.
Given the volume and caliber of comments, I thought I should take a moment today to respond.
But before I do, I want to thank you once again for your interest. I couldn't possibly succeed in my quest to document this exciting new world without such great support from you.
A few of you shared deeply personal accounts. Thank you for that, too. I'll do my best to address them.
First, here are two great questions from Al about brain disease ...
Q: This is all very interesting Michael. I'm a member of the Futurist Society, and I haven't seen them uncover anything like your brain advancement posts. Will diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's be minimized in the not-too-distant future? How far out would you guess that to be? ~ Al
A: Thanks for noting the unique slant that I'm taking here and at the Era of Radical Change. I, too, am a member of the Futurist Society. I follow the group to help me keep abreast of key trends about the future.
As regards the two terrible brain diseases you mentioned, the short answer is yes, we are making a lot of progress on both.