“Year 2030, your college-age daughter, who has normal hearing, has been pounding on you to get the latest hearing aid that allows one to cancel out noise on demand, amplify selected ambient conversations at will, and can easily connect to the music store. Should you buy one for her? Maybe you should buy one not only for her, but also for you as you enter your 60s?
Would you still be interested if this device had to be implanted in your cochlea via surgery? What if this device is now augmented with some AI opening the possibility to eave-drop on remote conversations or get automatic translation in any language of the world in real time?…
What are the risks over the benefits? To what extent are enhancements desirable on a personal and societal levels? What if people that undergo such enhancement lose their ability to relate to other who have not? If a device can enhance decision-making, how will the user know that’s it’s truly their decision, in their best interest, rather than being manipulated by the device designers? Keep reading article over at Forbes
August 7, 2017 at 08:50AM