Researchers think we may have to protect our brains from hackers in a few years


What if hackers could one day control your mind, or at least take a glimpse inside, through the use of sophisticated malware? It’s a scenario that’s sounds straight out of a science fiction novel, but we’re far closer than you might think. As scientists continue to make breakthroughs in implanting, and controlling, brain-computer interfaces we’re actually on the verge of this being reality, a realization researchers need to act fast on to ensure our brain signals aren’t used against us. According to University of Washington Biorobotics Lab engineer Howard Chizeck: “There’s actually very little time. If we don’t address this quickly, it’ll…

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