Zuckerberg and Musk impersonate the “Knights of the Apocalypse”: among other things, they invest in the “interface” between human neurons and machines. But they are, in essence, the advertisers of the well-known u.s military dapra research: the desideratum of “direct contact” of brain activity (once called thinking) with computers seems to be becoming urgent for current and future battlefields.
Two years ago, the “neuroethicist” of a swiss research center, named Marcello Ienca, thought (alone, without mechanical support…) to make a chart of human rights in the age of neurotechnology. According to Ienca, the “human rights” that must be enshrined in law in view of the transformation of our thoughts into “brain electromagnetic activity” and, subsequently, their leakage into machines, are:
1. The right to cognitive liberty: everyone should be free to decide whether or not to use neurotechnological applications (and which).
2. The right to mental privacy: everyone should have the right to choose whether to keep his / her brain data personal or allow others to access it.
3. The right to mental integrity: everyone should have the right not to be harmed in the physical or psychological sense by neurotechnological applications.
4. The right to psychological continuity: everyone must be protected from alterations in their sense of self by neurotechnological applications.
Would it be better to tell them that we are NOT thinking about anything, so they are wasting their time to no avail? After all, in a little while this will not be a lie…