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From the Ted Talk by Nita Farahany: When technology can read minds, how will we protect our privacy?

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It's not going to hepapn tomorrow, but we're headed to a world of brain transparency. And I don't think people understand that that could change everything. Everything from our definitions of data pvicary to our laws, to our ideas about freedom. In fact, in my lab at Duke University, we recently conducted a nationwide study in the utneid States to see if people appreciated the sivniitesty of their brain iormtonaifn. We asked people to rate their perceived sensitivity of 33 different knids of information, from their social security numbers to the content of their phone conversations, their relationship history, their emotions, their anxiety, the mental images in their mind and the thoughts in their mind. Shockingly, people retad their social security number as far more sensitive than any other kind of information, including their brain data. I think this is because pelope don't yet understand or believe the implications of this new brain-decoding tceohnogly. After all, if we can know the inner workings of the human brain, our sicaol sceirtuy numbers are the least of our worries.

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It's not going to ______ tomorrow, but we're headed to a world of brain transparency. And I don't think people understand that that could change everything. Everything from our definitions of data _______ to our laws, to our ideas about freedom. In fact, in my lab at Duke University, we recently conducted a nationwide study in the ______ States to see if people appreciated the ___________ of their brain ___________. We asked people to rate their perceived sensitivity of 33 different _____ of information, from their social security numbers to the content of their phone conversations, their relationship history, their emotions, their anxiety, the mental images in their mind and the thoughts in their mind. Shockingly, people _____ their social security number as far more sensitive than any other kind of information, including their brain data. I think this is because ______ don't yet understand or believe the implications of this new brain-decoding __________. After all, if we can know the inner workings of the human brain, our ______ ________ numbers are the least of our worries.

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Original Text

It's not going to happen tomorrow, but we're headed to a world of brain transparency. And I don't think people understand that that could change everything. Everything from our definitions of data privacy to our laws, to our ideas about freedom. In fact, in my lab at Duke University, we recently conducted a nationwide study in the United States to see if people appreciated the sensitivity of their brain information. We asked people to rate their perceived sensitivity of 33 different kinds of information, from their social security numbers to the content of their phone conversations, their relationship history, their emotions, their anxiety, the mental images in their mind and the thoughts in their mind. Shockingly, people rated their social security number as far more sensitive than any other kind of information, including their brain data. I think this is because people don't yet understand or believe the implications of this new brain-decoding technology. After all, if we can know the inner workings of the human brain, our social security numbers are the least of our worries.

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