It has been the subject of science fiction stories, and movies for years. Technology fused with the human body or brain to help us think faster, fight off disease, store memories, and in theory, have a longer, more productive life.
Some forward-looking analysts think such a human-machine cyborg fusion would upgrade humanity from our Human species to more of a Human 2.0 – a designation that could be made for a biomedical upgrade using technology or enhancements to improve people’s lives.
But a recent John Zogby Strategies nationwide online poll of likely voters reveals widespread worries about such future technology that’s being worked on by tech pioneers like Metaverse’s Mark Zuckerburg, Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla and Space X, and Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum.
Zogby asked respondents about Musk’s prediction on having a microchip implanted in a human brain: Is it the next level of human evolution/life-improving or do you worry it will bring humanity under totalitarian control?
An overwhelming 77% of those polled worry “microchip implants will be used to usher in a never-before-seen level of totalitarian control.” Only 10% said it will improve lives, according to the pollster.
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