Australasian Science: Australia's authority on science since 1938
By Michael Cook
If neural lacing enables our brains to be networked, we could easily be hacked or become the tools of Google or government.
In the 19th century and for a good part of the 20th century, many people feared that humanity was destined to become lapdogs of bloated industrialists. The world would be divided between the haves and the have-nots, the capitalists and the proletariat.
The fear persists, but nowadays capitalists like Mark Zuckerberg wear hoodies and tennis shoes like the rest of us. Apart from North Korea, there is universal agreement that “to get rich is glorious”.