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The new meaning of ‘tech zombies’

By Lisa Van Dusen      

Wiring our brains could open new possibilities in the treatment of neurological diseases. It could also leapfrog us to a whole new level of human rights abuse.

Eccentric visionary Elon Musk unveiled his brain monitoring computer chip project, Neuralink, last week, which raises the question of how it could be abused at a time when the politicization of surveillance is a growth industry, writes Lisa Van Dusen. Flickr photograph by JD Lasica

It’s hard not to swoon for the pitch for implantable brain-machine interfaces (BMI). Based on the promotional content, the technology that will allow your thoughts to be monitored by a computer, uplinked into cyberspace and blasted out over the public address system in Grand Central Station at rush hour holds the potential to solve a plethora of problems and allow you to cut out the middleman while finally giving humanity a piece of your mind about avocado toast because some things are just too important for Twitter.

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