Nijboer’s paper underlines the extremely high investment cost required for BCI technologies compared to the relatively small target audience of disabled people who would benefit from it for rehabilitation, resulting in prices so high that only the richest could afford it. As a result, developing other applications for a broader audience, such as adaptable gaming (cf. Futurism’s article), is economically crucial.

Do you think that this technology is relatively easily “transferable” from one application to another, meaning the investment cost would be relatively flat so that multiplying outlets would significantly lower the marginal cost (making the technology accessible for everyone who needs it), or that this would still not be economically viable?

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