Jul 19, 2023

Tech that aims to read your mind and probe your memories is already here

Posted by in categories: law, neuroscience

In recent years, we’ve seen neurotechnologies move from research labs to real-world use. Schools have used some devices to monitor the brain activity of children to tell when they are paying attention. Police forces are using others to work out whether someone is guilty of a crime. And employers use them to keep workers awake and productive.

These technologies hold the remarkable promise of giving us all-new insight into our own minds. But our brain data is precious, and letting it fall into the wrong hands could be dangerous, Farahany argues in her new book, The Battle for Your Brain. I chatted with her about some of her concerns.

We need new rules to protect our cognitive liberty, says futurist and legal ethicist Nita Farahany.

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