It may be possible, there will come a time people are offered an option to implant a new type of brain-computer interface (BCI) in their heads, so they'll be able to communicate more efficiently with networks or devices. While BCIs currently help people with certain disabilities, connecting one to the area where our thoughts are processed, is an entirely different story. Here's why I say that:
At this point in time, even if artificial general intelligence hasn't been achieved, there's always a possibility it may be. And if that were to happen, we don't know what this AGI "will eventually be capable of" or "what it eventually, will do", and since these two uncertainties would then exist: there may be a possibility that the BCIs installed in your brain, could be used to impair your freedom of choice - and doing anything that could possibly impair your freedom of choice, is not a wise decision.
Suppose everyone were to eventually get these BCIs. Then suppose one day AGI is achieved, and later on, for some reason - the AGI decides humans are a threat to its own perpetual existence.
Do you remember that mini-series that came out on television about 20 years ago, it took place on a small island off the coast of Maine, the town people were asked to give up a child to an evil entity; the entity "mind-controlled" a few to commit suicide to act as an example for the rest of the town people, that if they don't cooperate, he will "mind-control" all of them - to walk off the pier into the icy waters of the ocean, and commit mass suicide?
Could the AGI learn how to access the BCIs in our brains and "mind-control" us to do the same?
Could 7 billion people commit suicide in one hour's time?
Do your own research, and you may reach the same conclusion:
"Artificial Intelligence" is the "Storm of the Century".
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