A mad scientist friend offers you a chip that would allow you to know what the people you’re talking to are thinking. The catch: you can’t turn it off. Do you accept the chip?
Not a chance! There are some things left better unsaid. Worse, I could say no, but you could say yes. I would never want to talk to anyone out of fear that they would know exactly what I was thinking.
If you want to know what I’m thinking, then ask me. And except the answer I give you. I do rest in the knowledge that there is no chip that can read my thoughts. Reading my body language is different, but I still want my thoughts. Technology these days tracks everything we do, I rest in the comfort of knowing I can still think my thoughts freely without worry of others knowing those thoughts.
It’s the only privacy we have left. Don’t be so quick to give it up!