Because my original question regarding the legality of DNL tech (Link here The legality of Direct Neural Link Technology) was a tad bit too broad, I decided to try again, this time I will break it down into more manageable bite-sized nightmare scenarios that I think we can all agree we should all be concerned about.
Now the basics of Direct Neural Link tech as previously described is all about connecting your mind to the world around you, like downloading information directly into your brain, or allowing cybernetic limbs all the feeling and vitality of good old fashion flesh and blood, or even stimulating nerves or bypassing them all together to make the lame walk and the blind see.
But if you put a door in your head to let your mind out into the world, that door could also let something darker from the outside world into your skull. In this case to commit the oldest crime known to man. Cold-blooded murder.
And the worst part is if we assume that DNL tech Will be half as ubiquitous in the future as depicted in most sci-fi dealing with it, there might be a variety of murders, from a jealous lover hacking the spouse of an ex to do the deed, all the up to hacking a presidential aid for targeted assassination.
Now I think we can all agree that no one wants this to happen, not the populace putting this tech in their heads, not the police who would have to investigate these killings, not the muggles who like me don’t want to be in the passenger's seat when one of google self-driving cars hops the curve, runs over three peoples and drives off a bridge, and certainly not the corporations who would be sunk by the many justified class-action lawsuits.
So the question is: How do we keep a psychopath with a laptop from hacking people's nervous systems in order to murder someone?