'This is not science fiction,' say scientists pushing for 'neuro-rights'

This is a brief riff on the issue of “neuro-rights” and how it will become increasingly important as technologies develop that work with the brain at these levels. You need to know your rights, and what is coming up.

A set of “neuro-rights” should be added to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations, said Rafael Yuste, a neuroscience professor at New York’s Columbia University and organizer of the Morningside Group of scientists and ethicists proposing such standards.

Five rights would guard the brain against abuse from new technologies - rights to identity, free will and mental privacy along with the right of equal access to brain augmentation advances and protection from algorithmic bias, the group says.

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