Microchip Implants

Tech pioneers like Elon Musk want to implant a chip into people‘s brains to cure diseases: Through the direct transmission of sig- nals from implanted sensors and cameras to the brain, paralyzed individuals, for example, could walk again, and blind individuals could see once more. Other companies are exploring the use of microchips as a practical lifestyle gadget – from controlling tech- nical devices and accessing the internet to cashless payments. Conspiracy theorists caution against the use of chips for monitor- ing and controlling people – or even to the extent of manipulating their thoughts. Privacy advocates and ethics experts also critically assess the fusion of humans and artificial intelligence, calling for clear regulations.