I’m thinking of this really cool idea of using this technology to correct antisocial attitudes of offenders. We can correct their brains with it. Kinda like in the movies where they can turn some of the most vicious and predatory criminals into normal people. I think we should be open about this.
But it shouldn’t be used for trivial offenses, even for some serious offenses, such a sentence could be too harsh. Having your mind altered without your consent is objectively a very harsh punishment, so it should only be used for maybe the most serious felonies? Probably will need safeguards against misuse. Like you can only alter things directly related to their crime or criminal behavior in general. Anti social behaviors, being a transphobe, being a misogynist, having pro-contact attitudes IMO are examples of thoughts we should fix in bad people.
I asked a few other scientists but they were a bit skeptical. But I want to know the ethical side of this.