If I were to say to you that one day the hackers will hack your mind, you would probably think I was crazy, or some sort of a science fiction nut. Well, I do write a little bit of science fiction, but I assure you I'm not crazy. In fact, I've been tracking all the new neuroscience technologies and it appears that they are getting very close to being able to map an individual human brain. Once they can do this, and once they understand it more, they will be able to create human brain computer interfaces. Okay so, let's talk about this for a moment shall we?
There was an interesting new research report that was discussed at Scripps Research Institute in a press release titled; "Scripps Research and Technion Scientists Develop Biological Computer to Encrypt and Decipher Images," on February 7, 2012, which stated;
"Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in California and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have developed a "biological computer" made entirely from biomolecules that is capable of deciphering images encrypted on DNA chips. Although DNA has been used for encryption in the past, this is the first experimental demonstration of a molecular cryptosystem of images based on DNA computing."
The article also talked about the potential union between bioscience, neuroscience, and computer science, as well as the proverbial bio-computer challenge. The folks at Above Top Secret "conspiracy theory" website were all over this with futuristic doom and gloom Sci Fi tale soon to unfold. Although I wouldn't go quite that far, I can see a dilemma where human medicine and health care collides with an ethical question about how to move forward with this new knowledge as this science advances.
If in the future you are connected to your personal tech devices, or rather your personal tech devices are embedded inside of you to help you do everything you do better - including perhaps having an extra lens such as a contact lens type situation in front of your eye to read the display, then you will be one with that very computer technology, albeit more advanced than your personal tech devices that you have today, which often seem to be an extension of the palm of your hand.
Now then, if hackers are hacking into your personal tech devices, and those personal tech devices are connected to your brain, and your brain is connected to your body and your human biosystem, along with helping moderate the fluctuations in those biological systems, while simultaneously being coupled to your DNA, then someone can actually hack into your body, your DNA, and start changing things. That's pretty scary isn't it?
Yes it is, in fact it's as scary as something like cancer, but in a way, wouldn't we be talking about the same thing at that point? A regular virus allowing for cancer to occur, or a computer virus throwing your entire DNA out of whack - what's the difference? Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on.