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Scientists Successfully ‘Hack’ Brain To Obtain Private Data: Are You Worried?

Daryl 2012/08/27 19:00:00
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SEATTLE.CBSLOCAL.COM reports:
It sounds like something out of the movie “Johnny Mnemonic,” but scientists have successfully been able to "hack" a brain with a device that's easily available on the open market.
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  • Daryl 2012/08/27 16:08:40
    Yes
    Daryl
    +12
    This is disturbing if true as it will be possible to extract private information from people in custody.

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  • SimianSays Super l... 2012/08/29 05:35:37
    SimianSays
    Poor little 'ol me?
    ...Hardly.
    And if you think you are not already under the influence of 'some leaders' control and power, you will have nothing worth hacking anyway. You're already programmed.
  • SimianSays Super l... 2012/08/29 12:33:32
    SimianSays
    Oohhh...and watch out for the black cat that crosses your path...bad luck.
  • the fuze SimianSays 2012/08/29 12:25:46
    the fuze
    But if they can read your mind, you can't hide it then can you? Plus, I meant it in a joking fashion, but whatever.
  • Super l... SimianSays 2012/08/29 02:01:10 (edited)
  • SimianSays Super l... 2012/08/29 05:41:26
    SimianSays
    We already live under a form of dictatorship. A one person dictatorship is not the only form of dicatorship that exists.
  • mrdog 2012/08/28 08:10:07
    No
    mrdog
    Nope...nobody home between my ears....It just doesn't matter....bark
  • Surgeon ~The Egalitarianist~ 2012/08/28 07:33:12
    Yes
    Surgeon ~The Egalitarianist~
    +1
    Now? Not so much. I'm more worried about when and how this will evolve later down the line and what will result from it.
  • Incognito Surgeon... 2012/08/28 20:34:54
  • Lydecho Rain (Лидия) 2012/08/28 07:29:04
    Yes
    Lydecho Rain (Лидия)
    +1
    That's so weird and creepy. Now all of my private thoughts and secrets will be revealed to everyone!!!
  • Super l... Lydecho... 2012/08/29 02:05:35
  • KarenInKenoshaWisconsin 2012/08/28 05:18:42
    No
    KarenInKenoshaWisconsin
    +2
    I didn't click anything, read the link and came back to this page to vote only to find that it logged me as voting "no". Argh!

    Yes, it concerns me but yes, this is going to get into some very tricky areas of law and brain sciences and therefore will, in time, have limited credibility and application. It's the "in time" part of that that concerns me.
  • Terran Sherwood 2012/08/28 05:06:13
    Yes
    Terran Sherwood
    +1
    Ladies and Gentlemen, this is how the Dollhouse becomes a reality.
  • vdehl 2012/08/28 04:53:40 (edited)
    Yes
    vdehl
    +1
    YES! VERY MUCH! This I live with. I have been living with this constant surveillance, but I'm not in custody. I go everywhere and they are always with me. There's one particularly detestable innocuous person that was going through my experiences to find extremely pleasant ones, so she could put on those types of emotions as they see fit. Isn't that great? As one's life becomes more tortured and trouble than ever, a tart that has often been responsible for that is going to put one on the pleasant vacation perceptions. I went berserk with undying, stentorian pleasure. Total Recall
  • Super l... vdehl 2012/08/29 02:07:47
  • Super ludum 2012/08/28 04:53:22
  • S123 Super l... 2012/08/28 15:55:26
    S123
    You think it's not true?
  • Super l... S123 2012/08/29 02:12:55
  • eagle8 2012/08/28 04:02:06
    Yes
    eagle8
    +1
    although primitive at this point, this technology is likely to grow fast...interesting, but concerning
  • Incognito eagle8 2012/08/28 18:53:29 (edited)
  • eagle8 Incognito 2012/08/29 02:28:39
    eagle8
    +1
    haha...right
    haha
  • Incognito eagle8 2012/08/29 15:39:14
  • martin28 2012/08/28 03:56:37
    Yes
    martin28
    +2
    If this is true then privacy is totally destroyed, just thinking that someone other than G-D could know my secret thoughts makes me shriek.
  • Super l... martin28 2012/08/28 04:55:55 (edited)
  • martin28 Super l... 2012/08/28 17:21:38
    martin28
    same old thing.
  • Incognito martin28 2012/08/28 18:55:05
  • Gwen 2012/08/28 03:45:43
    No
    Gwen
    Me no worry. I have no brain whatsoever.
  • S123 Gwen 2012/08/28 15:59:13
    S123
    +1
    False. It is impossible for someone to live without a brain.
    false impossible live brain
  • Incognito S123 2012/08/28 18:56:17
  • darazan 2012/08/28 03:44:02
    No
    darazan
    It's sketchy at best.
  • No One 2012/08/28 03:23:49
    Yes
    No One
    I am a little worried as I don't know what it could be used for but I am also excited about it as if I can get it then I could understand not only what people think but why they think what they think and I could better understand exactly what would convince someone to change his/her mind or if the person seems to have a better point of view than I do I could understand what I was wrong about and change points of view. I would love to hack into the minds of people who think differently than I do in order to understand why and possibly how to change a persons mind. Of course if this can access information in a persons brain it might also be able to plant information in peoples brain in the future and be used for mind control. I do think this is very exciting as it could allow people to better understand each other.
  • kevjon 2012/08/28 03:17:11
    Yes
    kevjon
    Yes I am worried but now can we force Obama to under go this procedure?
  • James 2012/08/28 03:11:37
    Yes
    James
    I have WAY too much valuable information in there.....
  • Gwen James 2012/08/28 03:42:48
    Gwen
    +2
    James Bond?
  • James Gwen 2012/08/30 17:10:39
    James
    lol not quite :-)
  • Irish little 2012/08/28 03:10:52
    No
    Irish little
    Who is out there to disprove them ? Just like darwin, right?
  • *~The Doctor's Rose♥~* 2012/08/28 03:07:28
    Yes
    *~The Doctor's Rose♥~*
    No..scientists please stay away from my brain!
  • Gwen *~The D... 2012/08/28 03:42:59
    Gwen
    do tell.
  • Keegan The Fabulous 2012/08/28 02:53:42
    No
    Keegan The Fabulous
    +1
    It's already easy enough to get private information, believe it or not. That doesn't mean it's right to get that private information at will and with imprudence, but that information's out there nonetheless.

    Every time you make a phone call, you're giving out your phone number to the other person (or machine), regardless of whether you know the person you're calling or not.

    Every time you swipe your credit card at the grocery store or gas station, you're giving information about your finances out.

    Every time you send someone a letter or package, you're giving your home's location out.

    As I'm browsing the internet, I'm not only giving my accounts' passwords out, but also my computer's IP address, and indirectly my location.

    Heck, every time your friend introduces one of his/her friends to you, your name is being given out!

    You almost can't be part of human civilization without giving private information out. If you want your information to be TRULY private, your best bet is to leave civilization and avoid all interactions with other people.
  • White Raven 2012/08/28 02:17:06 (edited)
    Yes
    White Raven
    +2
    Damn, it seems scifi has once again predicted the latest tech. Now how long do you think it will be before someone gets "ghost hacked" (Ghost in the shell fans would get it)

    ghost in the shell movie
  • Michaelene White R... 2012/08/28 14:49:08
    Michaelene
    It is interesting how often sci fi becomes reality.

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