If you thought Pokemon Go accessing your Gmail was bad, just imagine if a company had access to every thought you'd ever put into words. Just think of all the information Apple has about you, and now imagine that they designed a universal translator that requires you to sign a user agreement giving them access to your fucking brain. And as we recently saw, a government could absolutely request that information. So could space empires, space corporations, and space gangsters, for that matter (although they'd probably put the word "request" in quotes).
Touchstone PicturesFor your "safety."
Now add to that worries about hackers who could reprogram it. They could steal your most private secrets or jack up your translator to make you bungle important business or diplomatic meetings (or just ruin a date, if they felt like being intergalactic dickheads). What started out as a method for improving understanding would be used to jail, manipulate, and spy on you. Can you even imagine?
Tara Marie writes a bunch, sometimes on Twitter.
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