BDYHAX 2016 – Where We’re Going, They Don’t Have Roads: Are There ANY Ethical Constraints on Bodyhacking?
Not every country or person in the world talks the ethical talk often heard in the USA regarding (1) hacking (2) biotech (3) biohacking (4) the freedom to live (or die) as we like. And not every country or person who talks the talk, walks the walk. Different rules apply “inside” the national security apparatus than apply to “humplings” who hump along in the body of the bell curve and there are different rules for those with money and clout. Richard Thieme thinks aloud about what he’s seen and what it implies for the ethics of bio- and bodyhacking.
A former Episcopal priest, Thieme is an author and commentator on the challenges posed by new technologies and the future, how to redesign ourselves to meet these challenges, and creativity in response to radical change and identify shift. He has spoken for the NSA, the FBI, the US Department of the Treasury, and at government agencies and tech conferences around the world. He has written for Wired, Forbes, and Salon.com. Andrew Briney, editor-in-chief of Information Security magazine, describes Thieme as “a living symbol of the human dimension of technology.”