From the Archives: Hi-Tech Guru Offers a (Micro)Chip for Your Thoughts

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    From the Archives:

    May 15, 2000

    Privacy advocates fear that as rapid advances are made in technology, the personal lives of Americans may be shadowed by a cloud no bigger than a computer chip.

    MicroStrategy founder Michael Saylor proposes uploading information direct to people's brains via computer chip. One proposal, drawn from a recent science fiction film, is close to reality.

    Michael Saylor the 35-year-old founder of MicroStrategy, who perhaps is most famous for watching his personal net stock worth drop $6 billion in a single morning without whimpering is involved with the concept.

    Saylor wants to beam information directly into your mind; he calls it "telepathic intelligence."

    Saylor would do it by having a tiny transmitter surgically implanted in your skull or by sewing a computer chip into your wrist and having it transmitto an embedded radiolike device near your ear bones.

    His computers already process a mammoth amount of data; pertinent portions would be tailored to your life and interests, then transmitted to brain or ear instantaneously 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Your stock is tanking sell. You're on the wrong street turn here. Your spouse wrecked the other car call the insurance company. Your house is being burglarized call the cops. The doctor called in your prescription visit the pharmacy.

    "I don't know who in their right mind would let somebody implant this in their head," says Fordham University Law School professor Joel Reidenberg, anexpert on information privacy. "To the extent that we begin to create a system of automatons responding to chip implants in people's brains, we will be destroying the foundations of a democratic society.

    "Without question, there would be a great opportunity for mischief here."

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