“We Could Hack Our Brains to Become Better, More Moral People”

Would you ever consider implanting a “virtues control panel” inside your brain, one that could turn you into a fairer and more compassionate person? Granted, you’d have to let scientists send electrical currents down your brain’s neurons for about ten minutes each day, or consent to having a brain chip embedded inside your head. Take all the time you need to think it through, but know that the future is already here: in the last two decades, neuroscientists have consistently tampered with specific structures of our brain to gauge the effect on our moral code.

“A part of the argument relies on what’s called brain lateralization,” James J. Hughes—associate provost for the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and executive director of the university’s techno-progressive think tank, Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies—tells Popular Mechanics.

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