‘The Battle for Your Brain: Defending the Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology’
Nita A. Farahany of Duke University School of Law has authored The Battle for Your Brain: Defending the Right to Think Freely in the Age of Neurotechnology, a book about advances in neurotechnology and what implications it has for the rights to privacy, freedom of thought, and self-determination.
From the book’s description:
A new dawn of brain tracking and hacking is coming. Will you be prepared for what comes next?
Imagine a world where your brain can be interrogated to learn your political beliefs, thought crimes are punishable by law, and your own feelings can be used against you. A world where people who suffer from epilepsy receive alerts moments before a seizure, and the average person can peer into their own mind to eliminate painful memories or cure addictions.
Neuroscience has already made all of the above possible today, and neurotechnology will soon become the “universal controller” for all of our interactions with technology. This can benefit humanity immensely, but without safeguards, it can severely threaten our fundamental human rights to privacy, freedom of thought, and self-determination.
From one of the world's foremost experts on the ethics of neuroscience, The Battle for Your Brain offers a path forward to navigate the complex dilemmas that will fundamentally impact our freedom to understand, shape, and define ourselves.
Where’s the next battleground for humanity?
Farahany will participate in a panel discussion on social media and democracy as part of a special 100th Anniversary Program at ALI’s Annual Meeting this May.