If you're in favor of legislation banning the brainphone in the United States, here are two sites that will help you find your U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative. Once you determine who your two U.S. Senators and your U.S. representative are, here are some sample letters for writing to them, asking for federal laws to ban the brainphone.
Tech company Synchron is currently testing its brain-computer interface (BCI) device, the Stentrode, on about a dozen paralyzed people in the U.S. and elsewhere. Synchron CEO Thomas Oxley tells Wired that he envisions a million implants per year in the near future. Seems like a frightening scenario, especially considering, per the article, that the Stentrode is permanently implanted.
In December 2021, the brain-computer interface (BCI) company Synchron successfully implanted a device into the head of Philip O'Keefe, who suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease. O'Keefe can now email, bank, shop online, and send messages via Twitter, simply through his thoughts. The fear of this website is that such technology will be pushed on everyone.
Another smartphone-like device to be implanted in the human skull is Elon Musk's Neuralink device. In August 2020, he gave a live demonstration of the implant (placed in a pig's brain), called the Link. Here is CNET's public broadcast of that demonstration.
Newsthink's Cindy Pom discusses how Musk's Link might someday merge humans with artificial intelligence, forever changing the human race.
Scott Snair, Ph.D., (who manages this website) suggests in his Nexus Magazine cover story that the brainphone might interact with people in ways, physiologically and behaviorally, rendering future humans unrecognizable to present-day humans.
In her article in Wired, Kelly Clancy reports on the possibility that BCI implants might start making decisions for us. When AI is introduced, things could get much worse.
In his article in Popular Mechanics, Tim Newcomb suggests that, even with today's wearabe tech, artificial intelligence can decode our brain activity. The days of employers monitoring our thoughts during the workday (and, really, any time) are very close.
As reported by ScienceDaily, North Carolina State University Professor Veljko Dubljević suggests that key ethical questions regarding BCI devices are going unaddressed by U.S. regulators.