Infographic Week 5 Ethics of Brain Computer Interface Tech

Ethical application of technology: You will listen to the PODCAST on brain implants https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gHiTOC2Yx0 You can also review 2 articles listed in CONTENT, WEEK 5. You will then create an INFOGRAPHIC in the form of a PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT. Be serious on this topic, not joking tone. Consider including RESEARCH based facts and the ethical implications of brain computer interface technology. Be sure to use at least 2 resources.
Then hand in 1- 2 pages APA to explain your INFOGRAPHIC. You do not have to use the podcast or the research papers provided. You may find your own research on BCI to include in the PSA

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Brain Computer Interfaces: Ethical Implications

Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are devices that allow people to control computers or other devices using their thoughts. BCIs have the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with technology, and they could be used to help people with disabilities regain lost functions. However, BCIs also raise a number of ethical concerns.

Privacy

One of the biggest concerns about BCIs is privacy. BCIs could be used to collect data about our thoughts and feelings, and this data could be used to track us, target us with advertising, or even control our behavior.

Security

BCIs could also be hacked, which could allow someone to take control of our thoughts or actions. This could be used for malicious purposes, such as causing us to harm ourselves or others.

Inequality

BCIs could also exacerbate inequality. Those who can afford BCIs could gain an unfair advantage over those who cannot. This could lead to a society where the wealthy are able to control the minds of the poor.

Agency

BCIs could also challenge our sense of agency. If we can control computers with our thoughts, then what does it mean to be in control of our own bodies? Are we still responsible for our actions if they are controlled by a machine?

These are just some of the ethical concerns that need to be considered as BCIs develop. It is important to have a public discussion about these issues so that we can develop ethical guidelines for the use of BCIs.

Here are some things you can do to help ensure that BCIs are used ethically:

Educate yourself about BCIs and the ethical issues they raise.
Talk to your friends and family about BCIs and the ethical issues they raise.
Contact your elected representatives and ask them to support policies that will protect the privacy and security of BCI users.
Support research into ethical BCI design.

Together, we can help ensure that BCIs are used for good and not for harm.

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