Technology is really a marvel. So often, as new advances come out that allow us to do things that were thought impossible in the past, we hear the phrase “The future is now.” Popular Science and XPRIZE are teaming up to explore and explain technologies like these in a video series called Future First.

Episode nine of Future First is titled “Brain Modems.” In it, we take a look at how a brain modem, a device that will record, upload, and share thoughts between humans, can lead to greater learning and understanding within our species. Helping to lead the discussion is Kristian Hammond, PhD., Chief Scientist at Narrative Science.