BrainNet - what could go wrong?

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  1. emmjay

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    http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/...e-panacea-to-hurt/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0

    The ability of scientists to upload a false memory into the brain is a possibility, but the ethics associated with the practice will have to endure major scrutiny. Some aspects of the downside of this are addressed in the link but security and privacy concerns are not. How about some adware or malware embedded in the upload?

    Think of all the legal aspects. What if an unscrupulous individual implanted a false memory of a crime in a persons brain (images and specific details), but that person did not commit that crime? They confess to it. Or the criminal who uses it as a defense... Your honor, it was an uploaded false memory!

    Ah yes let's all connect our brains to the internet. What could go wrong?
     
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    Serious firewalling and sandboxing would be crucial, I think ;)

    But brain hacking has been a serious problem for ages. There are some extremely dangerous memes out there :(
     
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    Zen meditation & Ebonics, no body gonna get in my brain palace.
     
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