BrainCom’s Ethics Leader Stephen Rainey Interviewed at the Guardian

Prof Stephen Rainey from the Oxford’s Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics comments on the promise of neurotechnology to make lives better and a new set of rights to protect the integrity of our minds.

A discussion has recently been set up when bioethicists proposed a new class of legal rights ‘neuro rights’ describing the freedom to decide who is allowed to monitor, read or alter your brain.

Stephen further reflects on the issue stating that “It’s not like you end up with these ridiculous dystopias where people control your brain and make you do things. But there are boring dystopias … you look at the companies that are interested in [personal data] and it’s Facebook and Google, primarily. They’re trying to make a model of what a person is so that that can be exploited. ”

Please find the entire article at:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/nov/07/our-notion-of-privacy-will-be-useless-what-happens-if-technology-learns-to-read-our-minds