When technology can read minds, how will we protect our privacy?

I denne study guide kan du få hjælp til at arbejde med Nita Farahanys TED talk “When technology can read minds, how will we protect our privacy?”, som har været en del af en skriftlig eksamen i Engelsk B på STX fra den 20. august 2019. Udover analysehjælpen kan du finde et summary af teksten samt idéer til at diskutere dens hovedemner.

Opgaveformulering

Write an analytical essay (600-900 words) about the TED talk. Your essay must focus on how Nitah Farahany argues for her views. Discuss briefly whether or not modern technology poses a danger to individual freedom.

Include the following analytical terms in your essay:
sender, language, intention

In your essay you must include references to the text.

Præsentation af teksten

Titel: “When technology can read minds, how will we protect our privacy?” (2018)
Afsender: Nita Farahany
Genre: TED talk

Nita Farahany (f. 1978) er en iransk-amerikansk professor, som er specialist i jura og bioetik. Hun er kendt for sine foredrag om de etiske og juridiske udfordringer, som nutidens og fremtidens teknologiske udvikling kan bringe med sig. Farahany er ansat på Duke University i North Carolina, men har også været en del af en undersøgelseskommission om bioetik under den tidligere amerikanske præsident Barack Obama.

I sin TED talk “When technology can read minds, how will we protect our privacy?” har Farahany fokus på de juridiske og etiske dilemmaer, som den teknologiske udvikling inden for hjernescanning potentielt kan skabe.

NB: Bemærk at Nita Farahanys fornavn er stavet forkert i opgavesættet.

Uddrag

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Title

The title of Nita Farahany’s TED talk “When technology can read minds, how will we protect our privacy?” is fairly straightforward, providing a brief outline of some of the main topics that Farahany covers - the possibilities of EEG technology, the privacy concerns that this technology might raise now and in the future, and what strategies may exist to reduce these concerns. 

However, it is also a title that serves to spark curiosity in the potential audience, because many may still regard the idea of mind-reading as the realm of fantasy or science fiction because they are not fully aware of current advances in EEG technology. At the same time, privacy concerns are already widespread in the current technological landscape, with many people worrying about the security of their personal data on the Internet. Thus, protection of privacy has already become a topic of almost universal interest, at least among people who use the internet - which is well above half of the Earth’s population.

Furthermore, the title being a rhetorical question also makes it doubly efficient at creating curiosity, because the audience will naturally expect this question to be answered within the talk.

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