Fritz Lang's classic "M",an early talkie crime melodrama set in 1931 Berlin. The police are anxious to capture an elusive child murderer (Peter Lorre), and they begin rounding up every criminal in town. The underworld leaders decide to take the heat off their activities by catching the child killer themselves. Once the killer is fingered, he is marked with the letter "M" chalked on his back.
The anticipated outcome of BCI research is to produce clinical devices which are widely available. The path to translation of basic laboratory developments into commercial products is complex and challenging.
Private industry is a secondary source of translation of BCI technology
from the laboratory into commercially available products. To gain the
attention of industry, BCI research must be available in a form that
documents the usefulness of a product, or at a minimum makes clear
the path to achieve a product. Issues of safety, efficacy, and clinical
utility must be addressed.
Regulatory approval is a daunting task for which most researchers
have little experience..
VIII. ETHICAL ISSUES
Neuroethics is a well-established field and many of the issues it addressesare applicable to BCI research and development, and to BCI clinical use. These issues are particularly critical for potential BCI human testingupon the population, some of whom (institutionalized in either a correctional or mental institutions ,drug addicts ,prostitutes ,the homeless ) are often unable
to fight for certain civil right entitlements and/or are (and always have been ) in an unfortunate position to be most easily exploited .The very nature of "neuro testing with both microwave manipulation of brain function which requires no "chip" or synthetic telepathy via macroscopic biotech is easily discredited . The ethics of BCI research will inevitably evolve as new technological opportunities arise. As "Mind Reading" can be used as a "Truth Machine"(it is not)certain agencies both private and procedural will attempt to exploit human subjects to investigate "neurotronic" interrogation techniques . Besides using every day responses to "every day" events there will arise the need to stage events as Street Theater pantomime to study "What Would You Do?"evoked responses. Television itself can act as Evoked Potential to judge a person's physiological and brain signal response to the broadcast scenario . TV therefore becomes an endless Rorschach Test for those "bugged" with neural prosthetic or cosigned for Brain Map "signal lock"studies. Reaction to TV's images and plot using Brain Map and Brain Interface is a short cut to many current limitations of true "Virtual Reality" interaction provided by Synthetic Telepathy being developed at this time primarily to trigger ,control, frighten and next "reward" the subject with neutral semantic and visual overlay. The expense of inducing Real Time Mind to Machine manipulated reality concerning synthetic telepathy is primarily done very early in the subject's indoctrination to terrify the subject into silence concerning this bizarre new form of servitude . Quickly the subject becomes more compliant to the interface as the sheer amount of scalar and microwave energy creates physical and emotional exhaustion .The subject's compliance in some cases was programmed into the subject during childhood .Many aspects of Neuro Linguistic Programming are used by 'players" who insinuate themselves into the human test subjects lives or environment to intimidate the target from speaking about the testing . What is often referred to as "mobbing " or "Organized stalking" (imagine a Flash Mob "for one" preformed on a weekly or sometime daily basis to alter the test subject's sense of reality and more important narrative pertaining to description of their predicament to a lawyer ,doctor ,friend or family. Often the "street theater /Gaslighting " is to keep the human subject engaged with the ready made Evoked Potential device of Television which is after all about putting oneself in "a character's " shoe's and or point of view.
Risk/benefit assessment is at the core of much human testing deliberately the number of "guinea pigs " is limited to sparse numbers in as many counties as possible so "a Good Samaritan" at the local ER,Police Dept etc will not see 30 people suddenly in the waiting room of either facility spontaneously presenting instantaneous 'Thought Disorders/Hallucinations as to not foster concerns about contaminants in the air or agriculture ,water etc.