Our Brains And Our Rights
Neuro rights are going to be a thing in the future. There is interest in technology that can access our minds, and with that there will be opportunities and there will be ways to abuse the technology to manipulate our cognitive functions.
What personal protections if any do any of us have? This has been discussed in books and by scientists like Ray Kurzweil. There are legal and ethical questions surrounding our brains and neurotech.
Neurotechnology has been closely watched for the last decade and the ways the technologies are being utilized in the US legal system. This technology could be used to interrogate suspects who were being accused of crimes.
There are wider implications for society and the field of law. When you have a device that can monitor your brain and even decode brain activity, what does that mean for human privacy freedom, or anything else.
What Will Be Decided?
One of the things I'm most interested in seeing is how all this plays out. Will brain technology be used for bad things and to interrogate and read our minds?
There are positives of this technology I can see in the work environment, for example, someone who is used to typing might now be able to use their mind to convey their thoughts and ideas in a much quicker and more organized way without having to have the wear and tear happen to their wrists.
In fact, right now I am using text to speech or should I say speech to text in order to have this article be written I am saying the things that I want to say, and they are being understood by the computer.
What about brainwave monitoring being done by integrating it into hard hats and train conductor caps in order to study a wearers fatigue levels or their attention or the many other things that could be going on in their mind.
There are so many implications for this technology that it is hard to see what will happen to it, one thing is for certain though, there are going to be many people trying different things and there's going to have to be rules in regulation that prevent harm from being done to others.
For more information, see the book: The Battle for your brain: Defending the right to think freely in the age of neurotechnology.
What do you think of neurotechnology and the ability to access the human brain? Is this moral, ethical, and good?
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