Imagine a person is being pursued by credit collectors. They have maxed out their credit cards and have no ability to pay. The individual is taken to court but contests that it wasn’t them that made the purchase – even though it was. Instead, they blame the corporation that made them do it. The corporation that is controlling their brain. Sounds a bit like Manchurian candidate – but if corporations like Kernel have their way, this is a scenario that could actually play out in the next 15 to 20 years.
Neurotechnology, under the mask of developing cognitive enhancements that could cause people to surpass their intellectual capacity now or overcome paralysis, could ultimately act as a ‘third party’ in ones decision making. This technology has the ability to allow people to communicate telepathically, read minds, and boost brain performance. But if this technology is created to read minds – what stops those who implant the technology from abusing it and invading ones privacy? To further add to the frightening nature of this technology, those embarking on this endeavor are not even addressing the ethical nature of these inventions. What ethical problems could arise?
- Who would have access to this? Would it be a luxury for the rich to further stack the decks of success?
- Would the government entice the poor to use this technology to become more successful?
- What would stop someone from hacking a brain and intrude on thoughts and memories?
- At what point do people start doubting their free will and blame the technology for a decision they made?
- Could this technology be used at some point in the future to control the masses?
These are just a few questions that should be addressed. But this technology sounds like a very frightening and bad idea. To learn more click, here.