Archive for May, 2010
Better yet, who controls them, and what will they do with them?
DARPA is looking into prosthetics to help those whose brains have been damaged. A worthy idea, but one fraught with potential peril.
Who gets access to them? Advertisers would love to inject urges directly into your brain. What could hackers do with a botnet of real people? What would government want to do?
As much as I’d love implants that would enhance my brain’s capabilities, or even just maintain them in the face of damage or deterioration, I’m not sure I’d trust them.