I’m venting now because I’ve discovered a phrase that elegantly captures my peeve: wishful worries. How can we protect privacy in an age of tech-enabled telepathy?”We expect boosters of techno-enhancement to minimize technical obstacles. Brain chips could, in principle, give us enormous power over our brains, hence minds, hence behavior. He and others also warned that tyrants might use brain chips to monitor and control our thoughts. In 2003 the U.S. Council on Bioethics, a group convened by President George Bush, brooded over brain chips’ possible effects on STEM education.