When watching the interview with Stuart Firestein, I would have liked to have asked him what he believes will be the future of and with brain-machine interfaces. It is something that really scares because of how easily we could screw up in the process and have horrible repercussions. Some things that come to mind are microchip cybersecurity (imagine being able to have your body hacked); how having information fed directly to our brain could undermine human agency, since we would be more integrated in the "algorithm," and perhaps would have even less choice in what we consume; and having something that is in your brain collecting information about you without you knowing (data mining). Those are things that already happen today with conventional computers and their interface with human and human information, so it is reasonable to assume that they could also happen with implanted microchips. So, back to my question, I would have liked to have asked him what he believes the potential of brain-machine interfaces are, and supposing that they could be used in a computer directly implanted in the brain, how could we go about making sure that the worst doesn't happen.