Be sure to explore IEEE Spectrum special issues on The Human OS, mentioned in the podcast.
Eliza Strickland is an associate editor for IEEE Spectrum, the magazine and website for technology insiders. She currently covers the biomedical engineering beat. Strickland writes about the new technologies enabling personalized medicine, such as mobile health tools, machines that sequence genomes on the cheap, and the implantable devices that may eventually turn us all into happy cyborgs. Her current passion is reporting on neural modulation techniques that researchers are using to tweak patients’ movements, moods, and memories. This year at SXSW Interactive she moderated a panel discussion on “DIY brain hacking.”
Strickland has reported on science and technology for 15 years, writing for such publications as Nautilus, Discover, Wired, Foreign Policy, The New York Times, Salon, Mother Jones, and The New Republic. She also contributes radio stories to NPR’s midday talk show, Here & Now. She tweets from @newsbeagle.