Prompted by “Monkey ‘brain net’ raises prospect of human brain-to-brain connection”: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/09/monkey-brain-net-raises-prospect-of-human-brain-to-brain-connection
Scientists have linked together the brains of three monkeys, allowing the animals to join forces and control an avatar arm, in research that raises the prospect of direct brain-to-brain interfaces in humans.
Several decades ago, our Supreme Court illegally redefined the Commerce Clause from “regulate commerce” to ‘regulate any activity having a substantial effect on commerce’ (that latter definition solely existing within the public record as supplied by our judicial branch — no constitutional amendment as lawfully required for any such redefining).
Merely holding a certain relevant plant (cannabis) in your American hand has that substantial effect (as judicially ruled in the affirmative multiple times), and that’s the “constitutional” basis for Cannabis Prohibition (and Certain Drug Prohibition in general).
What nobody is apparently talking about in the “land of the free” is the fact that your thought activity, which literally determines all of your buying and selling decisions, always rationally has a substantial effect on commerce.
Does Congress have judicial authority to regulate your thought activity in the “land of the free”?
Under no rationale is that a ridiculous question, but under the soundest rationale, that question is supremely judicially pressing and should ignite the final straw in the form of understandable public outrage.
“But there’s no guarantee that brain-to-brain interfaces will be a sensible thing in practice. There’s something to be said for neural privacy.”
My brain is naturally connected with that conclusion (no formality needed). What’s your brain connected to these days? Are you one of the overwhelmingly many people still thinking we’re “protecting the children” by favoritism-defined law?