Everything can be hacked these days. Everything. A huge handful of major retailers have experienced data breaches, creeps have spied on baby monitors, your refrigerator could be spying on you too, hackers could take over your car, and even medical equipment can be hacked with devastating consequences.
It's getting scarier by the day, and new reports aren't easing anyone's mind - hackers will soon be able to take over your brain with brain implants. I know, that statement seems like it belongs in a horror movie or science fiction book, but that future could soon be upon us.
All of the tech we wear now, a FitBit or an Apple Watch, are paving the way for implants to be acceptable in society. As we grow more comfortable wearing our tech, the sooner we'll be comfortable simply implanting it. But, as experts reveal, that could have devastating consequences.
Early predictions are calling it "brainjacking" and could likely work similarly to a "cardiac pacemaker" except it's inside a person's brain rather than the heart.
Here's what's even scarier. These types of implants already exist. They're called deep brain stimulation (DBS) and it's currently being used to treat Parkinson's disease, muscle spasms, tremors, chronic pain, and is being tested for depression and Tourette's syndrome.
Attacks could make pain worse, take away a person's mobility, could even control a person's behavior both short and long term. And this is all just the beginning.
For now, the tech is safe, but how long until hackers take over and something goes horribly wrong? Only time will tell.