The brain-reading devices helping paralysed people to move, talk and touch

June 11, 2022

Finally, there is widespread acknowledgement that ethical oversight must keep pace with this rapidly evolving technology. BCIs present multiple concerns, from privacy to personal autonomy. Ethicists stress that users must retain full control of the devices’ outputs. And although current technologies cannot decode people’s private thoughts, developers will have records of users’ every communication, and crucial data about their brain health. Moreover, BCIs present a new type of cybersecurity risk.

Great article. Amazing technology. But I am worried about the long-term #privacy implications of real mind-reading devices.