Prof Nita Farahany: ‘We need a new human right to cognitive liberty’
Publication/Creation DateMarch 4 2023
DescriptionIn this interview with The Guardian, Nita Farahany, professor of law and philosophy at Duke University and author of Battle For Your Brain, discusses various ethical implications of neurotechnologies in areas such as employment, the criminal justice system, and the military. She is most concerned about the ways that this technology could be used as " involuntary neural surveillance" in workplaces or by authoritarian governments.
A potential application that she finds most compelling though is the idea of brain-to-brain communication: "If I could transfer you a full resolution thought or share with you a memory in my brain – the sight, the smell, my feelings – it would be transformational for how we communicate and empathetically relate to one another."
, Brain-Computer Interface (BCI)
, Electroencephalography (EEG)
, Brain Implants
, Brain Fingerprinting
, Microwave Weapons
, Digital Telepathy
, Brain-to-brain Interfaces (BBI)
, Mind Control
, Cognitive Enhancement
, Cognitive Liberty
Date archivedMarch 7 2023
Last editedMarch 10 2023