Brain Augmentation Bill of Rights

  • status: draft
  • history:
    • initial statements: Micah Redding
    • initial idea: Daniel Redding, Jared Kohler
    • updates from:
  • directions: Add potential statements to the bottom of the list. Comment underneath each statement with support, constructive critique, or alternate versions.
  • Proposed statements
    • Legal Agency
      • A person has a right to augment their brain in ways that they deem healthy and desirable.
      • Brain augmentation technology must be legally classified as an aspect of the subject’s body.
      • As such, hardware, software, and on-device data, may not be subject to unreasonable search and seizure.
    • Technological Agency
      • The user must be able to turn off or disconnect the device, at the level of both software and hardware.
      • The technology must only initiate outgoing connection at user request.
      • Neither the hardware nor the software needed to operate basic functions may be capable of being remotely disabled.
      • The technology must reveal any ongoing connections to the outside world. The technology must maintain a user-accessible record of any such interactions.
    • Biological Agency
      • The right of removal
      • The right of disconnection
      • The right of upgrade
      • The right to be informed about the technological life-cycle
      • The right to be informed about the biological ramifications
  • Additional proposed statements?
    • Transparency of brain augmentation service providers capabilities
  • Brain Augmentation Bill of Rights

  • Brain Augmentation Bill of Rights
  • Brain Augmentation Bill of Rights

  • Brain Augmentation Bill of Rights
  • Brain Augmentation Bill of Rights

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