The evolutionary trail of “cyborg law and justice”

Jul 05, 2018, 7:55 AM EDT
(Source: Tyler Oysternatz/flickr)
(Source: Tyler Oysternatz/flickr)

Is it fair for a human to be the master of the tech that sits in and runs the body of another human or a cyborg, to be precise? If yes, is this master accountable for any wrongdoing linked to the malfunctioning of that implant instead of the host cyborg? These questions are defining and shaping a fast-evolving landscape of “cyber law and justice.”

The whole “cyborgation” of the society, with technology inseparably intertwined in virtually every facet of our lives, makes humans both powerful and vulnerable, and hence calls for a new set of laws and regulations on cyborg rights and justice, reports Digital Trends.

The existing laws need to catch up with today’s technology as highlighted by a recent case involving an Australian biohacker, who was fined for implanting a chip from his Opal card to ride public transportation in Sydney, notes Futurism.