Brain-Machine Interfaces and Ethics: A Transition from Wearables to Implantable

5 Pages Posted: 12 Mar 2020

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Lydia Montalbano

Independent; Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Department of Law, Students

Date Written: February 8, 2020

Abstract

BMI is usually described as “a device that translates neuronal information into commands capable of controlling external software or hardware such as a computer or robotic arm.”. This paper explored both existing and experimental innovations in this emerging field and highlighted some related ethical concerns. As a matter of fact, such powerfull technology may potentially undermine - as well as boost - our privacy and autonomy. I conclude that the potential threats can be substantially reduced by the Legislator if the right international regulations for the society are implemented and harmonized.

Keywords: BMI, Technology, Ethics

JEL Classification: Technology

Suggested Citation

Montalbano, Lydia and Montalbano, Lydia, Brain-Machine Interfaces and Ethics: A Transition from Wearables to Implantable (February 8, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3534725 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3534725

Lydia Montalbano (Contact Author)

Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Department of Law, Students ( email )

Plaza Menéndez
Madrid
Spain

Independent ( email )

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