Released: April 28, 2021
Tech firms like Facebook, Neurable want to link your brain to computers
Source: Dalvin Brown, Washington Post (Paid Registration)
Already, brain tech allows players to manipulate avatars in video games by concentrating on parts of the screen. And Facebook last month revealed plans to interpret your intent to move a finger to trigger digital commands.
Researchers think these advances might lead to the next big tech revolution—giving human beings essentially a sixth sense: If you think it, a computer can capture it, display it and even say it aloud. Think of it as tech-boosted telekinesis, enabling you to type with your mind, share your thoughts without speaking or navigate the Internet solely by focusing on where you want to go.
The potential ramifications of this reality, however, concern some ethicists. They note there are no laws regulating how brain tech can be applied to consumer products and that no one controls what tech companies do with the information they scoop up from your brain.
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