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Silicon Valley Wants To Read Your Mind. You Should Be Worried

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Not content with monitoring almost everything you do online, Facebook now wants to read your mind as well. The social media giant recently announced a breakthrough in its plan to create a device that reads people's brainwaves to allow them to type just by thinking.

And Elon Musk 's Neuralink, one of the Tesla boss's other companies, is developing a brain implant to connect people's minds directly to a computer.

These mind-reading systems could affect personal privacy, security, identity, equality, and safety. Do we really want all that left to companies with philosophies such as that of Facebook's former mantra, "move fast and break things"?

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