The Potential of Brain-Computer Interfaces

Posted by Peter Rudin on 27. September 2019 in News

Neural interfaces, brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) and other devices that blur the lines between mind and machine have extraordinary potential.

A new Royal Society report is for the first time systematically exploring whether it is “right” or not to use neural interfaces – machines implanted in or worn over the body to pick up or stimulate nervous activity in the brain or other parts of the nervous system.

The dangers of commercializing this field are obvious, not only in the area of leveraging BCIs to read others’ thoughts even when the subject is not willing, but if Big Tech companies manage to obtain monopolistic access to human thoughts and ideas.

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