Here is a stark warning from Nicholas West:
Like the proverbial canary in the coal mine, China is offering a vision of the future as it implements a full-scale technocracy that is still debated as conspiracy theory by many people in the West.
I have been writing for years about the various stories that have emerged about developments in neuroscience that have included the reading of brain waves for a multitude of applications, good and bad. Naturally, for authoritarian control freaks, the idea of being able to directly monitor and analyze the thoughts of your population is a dream come true; and for anyone else who simply wishes to have more data at their disposal for targeted advertising or other economic management schemes, it’s a technology too tempting to refuse.
South China Morning Post covers both aspects of this emerging reality, as they report that assembly lines workers, train conductors and military personnel are having their respective hats, caps and helmets outfitted with the latest brain-reading sensors to determine efficiency and safety patterns.
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Safer workers, better killers. What could possibly go wrong?
I'm surprised that Amazon isn't doing this already. Or maybe they are, but just aren't telling us.