Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are technologies that allow the brain to interface directly with an external computing or robotic device.

It has been argued that BCIs could make robust totalitarianism significantly more likely, and that such devices should for that reason be regarded as an existential risk factor.[1]

Further reading

Hill, N. J. & J. R. Wolpaw (2016) Brain–computer interface, in Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences, Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Hannas, William et al. (2020) China AI-brain research: brain-inspired AI, connectomics, brain-computer interfaces, Center for Security and Emerging Technology.

LessWrong (2021) Brain-computer interfaces, LessWrong Wiki.

Tullis, Paul (2020) The brain-computer interface is coming, and we are so not ready for it, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, September 15.

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    Rafferty, Jack (2020) A new x-risk factor: brain-computer interfaces, Effective Altruism Forum, August 10.

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