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先日紹介したNatureの記事でAIなどの懸念事項としてPrivacy and consent, Agency and identity, Augmentation, Biasの4つを挙げていました。今回はAugmentationを取り上げてみたいと思います。たまたまCNNを見てて手にチップを埋め込んでいる映像があったので。。。


By KARMA ALLEN  Aug 3, 2017, 11:37 AM ET

Michael Zimmer, director of the Center for Information Policy Research at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, said the implants are fundamentally different than other technologies because the user has less control over the experience.

“With my phone, I can turn it off, I can to leave it at my desk and I can control the apps that I have access to,” Zimmer told ABC News. “There are a lot more ways that I can manage what people know about me.”

With the chip implant, “I simply lose that element on control because I can’t turn it off and I can’t just take it out and put it back in,” he said. “I think that’s a fundamental change in the way we control what access people have to our bodies and what we’re doing.”


Chris Joannou , CONTRIBUTOR

PR stunt or the future of ticketing? 
When asked about the true purpose of the new tickets, Pause Fest founder George Hedon said:

“It is less about the ticketing aspect and more about pioneering a digital experience. There has been talk about inserting chips for sometime, but aside from chipping dogs and pets little has been done to see how they can improve our lives." The chip -- aside from its festival use -- also has the ability to act as a key to a house, unlock a smartphone, and it can be programmed to engage a website or app on a smartphone when scanned.



It’s possible that in the not-too-distant future, we’ll all be walking around with implants no bigger than a grain of rice under our skin, transmitting everything from payment capabilities to health data. The question is: Will it ever feel normal?

The best technology is intuitive, and almost invisible. For years, futurists have predicted that, before we know it, every surface within reach will be a computing surface, and the doctor will be able to follow you home with thumbnail-sized measuring devices inserted into your body.

We’re not yet at the Black Mirror stage of things, where implants relay vitals to an iPad-like device (or even let you see through another person’s eyes), but it seems like only a matter of time. If that sounds crazy, call me crazy for being willing to test a beta.


Satan’s Credit Card: What The Mark Of The Beast Taught Me About The Future Of Money
Silicon Valley has sold us on a cashless, cardless, walletless, supposedly frictionless future — but as I learned living in it for a month, we're not quite there yet.
Posted on May 21, 2016, at 7:50 p.m.
Charlie Warzel
BuzzFeed News Reporter




“Humans won’t fight machines; they will merge with them. We are heading towards marriage rather than war.This is the shape of the new world, and the gap between those who get on-board and those left behind will be bigger than the gap between industrial empires and agrarian tribes, bigger even than the gap between Sapiens and Neanderthals. This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus.”



Any lines drawn will inevitably be blurry, given how hard it is to predict which technologies will have negative impacts on human life. But we urge that guidelines are established at both international and national levels to set limits on the augmenting neurotechnologies that can be implemented, and to define the contexts in which they can be used — as is happening for gene editing in humans.