Just imagine if marketers could hack into your mind with BCI, that is, brain computer interfacing, to uncover your true feelings about their products. Now, what about an enemy reading the minds of captive soldiers during a war? It is not a joke. While there are many benefits to be derived from brain computer interfacing, there also are concerns toward the ability for the technology to explore, expose, and manipulate if used inappropriately. Are the risks worth the gains?
This new battlespace is not just about influencing hearts and minds. It’s about involuntarily penetrating and coercing the mind.