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Brain microchip implants - good or bad or ugly?



Thu, 20 Apr 2017

In about a decade, humans are likely to get an option to have a micro or nanochip set up in the brain that will help optimize the brain - maybe by helping you calculate faster, remember better and so on. This debate is to gather views from our fellow engineers about the inevitable future.

For example, at present, our actions are totally dominated by the chemicals and electric pulses in our brain. You 'know' that getting up early in the morning and doing 'Yoga' is good for your long term health; but then some chemical in your brain will prevent you from getting off the bed. I think the electronic chips will be able to get rid of that. You'll be able to program it to alter the 'laziness' module in your brain with something that is 'right'.

Perhaps, it will induce some rationality into our decision making.

Do you think this will lead to a better future for humans or make it worse?

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