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Submission + - do I own my sensory experience? 1

MellowTigger writes: Suppose I go to watch a movie in a theater. While I watch the movie, a memory-assisting device in my body is recording all of my sensory input: audio, video, tactile. My experience, from my unique perspective in the chair that I use to sit and watch the movie, is now recorded. The sound of my breathing, the smell of my neighbor's popcorn, the whacked out hairdo in the seat in front of me that obstructed my view of the screen.

Is the experience mine? Traditionally, I would be allowed to share my experience with anyone who will listen by describing in great detail my view of the movie. But if my direct sensory experience is shareable, then may I (legally, ethically) do so? It seems to be the technological equivalent of telepathy. Governments claim a position on the legality of sharing information recorded from a camera's perspective. But can it reasonably claim any control over the use of my own body's sensory information?
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