Beware! Smart Devices Read Your Mind and Mood Now


In the recent study, the researchers in the human factors engineering have taken their attention towards the development of machine vision systems. These systems have the ability to detect cognitive states like fatigue or distraction using the overt biological signal such as heart rate or eye gaze.

Interestingly, the face recognition devices and other imaging devices that led researchers to focus on machines that not just invade your privacy but also your cognitive state.

Sometimes these devices may benefit in cases like driving to capture the distractions and avoid fatal accidents. Proposal to allow the use of these devices are being sought worldwide.

Breach of Cognitive Freedom?

That said, it equally invokes the question in regards to neuroethics – that is cognitive freedom.

The Cognitive Scientist, Andrea Lavazza defines cognitive freedom as ‘’ The ability of explaining one’s thoughts freely, free from interference and revealing them partially, totally, and hiding completely on the basis of personal choice.

Lavazza suggests. It is completely normal if the criminal body advices the person who seemingly is a violent criminal to have a brain implant to control aggressive pulses.

The effects that development and deployment of biological devices and sensors have on our daily lives are debatable. The neuro ethics is witnessing the implementation of neuro rights initiatives across the globe. Also, there is an ongoing debate about the if the implant needs to fall under the same laws governing conventional bodily movements.

Lavazza personally is not in favor of biological sensors and devices in her daily life, she prefers it the old way.

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