EXPERTS WARN: FUTURE TECH COULD RESTRICT FREEDOM OF MIND
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EXPERTS WARN: FUTURE TECH COULD RESTRICT FREEDOM OF MIND




Researchers have warned, future mind-reading technology could allow hackers to steal or even delete data from human brains unless new human rights laws are prepared to protect against exploitation and loss of privacy.

Additionally, the new advances in neuro-technology could put the freedom of mind at risk. To tackle the issue researchers suggest four new laws - right to cognitive liberty, right to mental privacy, the right to mental integrity and the right to psychological stability.

The mind is known to be the last sanctuary of personal freedom and self-determination. However, advances in neural engineering, brain imaging, and neuro-technology has put the freedom of the mind at risk, stated, Marcello Lenca.

The new laws would help people in protecting their privacy of data collected by neuro-technology. Moreover, the laws would give people the right to refuse coercive and invasive neuro-technology, stated Lenca, a Ph.D. student at the University of Basel in Switzerland.

Content: Hindustan Times


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