Hack Your Brain

How's it going everybody! I was reading an interesting article by Johan Lehrer, related to hacking into someone's brain. Then I came across one of my favorite shows: "Into the Wormhole" with Morgan Freeman, and they were discussing hacking into your brain. I started to think how could this potentially change the world in which we live? We already have vast amounts of data on everything, person, and places on our planet; now scientist and the government will be able to get our inner most thoughts and secrets. There will be many great ideas and technologies that will come from this; however, the evil-doers will have new ways to hurt people and we should be very cautious and aware the future outcomes. With that said, take a look at the article I read, and let me know what you think. 

Hack Your BrainHow to hallucinate with ping-pong balls and a radio
Text by Johan Lehrer, graphics by Javier Zarracina
DO YOU EVER want to change the way you see the world? Wouldn't it be fun to hallucinate on your lunch break? Although we typically associate such phenomena with powerful drugs like LSD or mescaline, it's easy to fling open the doors of perception without them: All it takes is a basic understanding of how the mind works.The first thing to know is that the mind isn't a mirror, or even a passive observer of reality. Much of what we think of as being out there actually comes from in here, and is a byproduct of how the brain processes sensation. In recent years scientists have come up with a number of simple tricks that expose the artifice of our senses, so that we end up perceiving what we know isn't real - tweaking the cortex to produce something uncannily like hallucinations. Perhaps we hear the voice of someone who is no longer alive, or feel as if our nose is suddenly 3 feet long.

Source: Boston Globe