Ethic Archive

New human rights against mind-data-hacking (mind-reading and mind-manipulation through technology) proposed.

New human rights that would protect people from having their thoughts and other brain information stolen, abused or hacked have been proposed by researchers, as a response to advances in neurotechnology that can read or alter brain activity.

DARPA funds brain stimulation research for skills learning acceleration

It is called Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT), DARPA’s research program that aims boosting synaptic plasticity to accelerate learning. It takes years to learn some of the most important national security skills, such as speaking foreign languages, analyzing surveillance images, and marksmanship.

The first person using BCI to restore functionality lost due to paralysis

Matt Nagle was stabbed, leaving him paralysed in all four limbs. But since then, he has been able to use a modified computer to open e-mails, adjust the volume on his television, move a robotic arm and