Hackers May Steal Or Delete Data From Your Brain In Future
Hackers May Steal Or Delete Data From Your Brain In Future

You will be shocked to know that future mind reading technology can let hackers to steal data from human brains. Not only hackers can steal data from human brains they can delete it too! Researchers have asked to prepare new human rights laws to protect against exploitation and loss of privacy.

Hackers May Steal Or Delete Data From Your Brain In Future

Well, we are seeing how Brain Computer interfaces are gaining lots of interest in the recent years, especially in medical science. Tech giants and several universities are willing to spend millions just to develop a proper working Brain-computer interface.

You will be shocked to know that future mind reading technology can let hackers to steal data from human brains. Not only hackers can steal data from human brains they can delete it too! Researchers have asked to prepare new human rights laws to protect against exploitation and loss of privacy.

The advancement in neuro-technology could end the “freedom of the mind”. So, to prevent this, researchers have suggested four new laws – a right to cognitive liberty, right to mental integrity, right to mental privacy and the right to psychological continuity.

Marcello Lenca, PhD student at the University of Basel in Switzerland said “The mind is considered to be the last refuge of personal freedom and self-determination, but advances in neural engineering, brain imaging, and neuro-technology put the freedom of the mind at risk”

“Our proposed laws would give people the right to refuse coercive and invasive neurotechnology, protect the privacy of data collected by neurotechnology, and protect the physical and psychological aspects of the mind from damage by the misuse of neurotechnology”

As we already mentioned that brain-computer interfaces and sophisticated brain imaging is on the rise and this increases the risk that the technology could be misused and create modern threats to personal freedom.

Roberto Andorno said “Brain imaging technology has already reached a point where there is discussion over its legitimacy in criminal court, for example as a tool for assessing criminal responsibility or even the risk of re-offending”

“Consumer companies are using brain imaging for ‘neuromarketing’, to understand consumer behavior and elicit desired responses from customers. There are also tools such as ‘brain decoders’ which can turn brain imaging data into images, text or sound”

“All of these could pose a threat to personal freedom which we sought to address with the development of four new human rights laws”

Well, neuro-technology improves and becomes commonplace, increasing the risk that the technology could be hacked which can allow a third party to ‘eavesdrop’ on someone’s mind.

The whole study was published in the Journal Life Sciences, Society, and Policy. So, what do you think about this? Share your opinion in the comment box below.



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