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'They're in our heads': TV series tackles big-tech nightmare

• https://news.yahoo.com, Fiachra GIBBONS

But Powell is scared, "terrified actually" of what big tech might be up to.

And critics were too after watching her spine-chilling new series, "The Feed", premiere in Cannes this week.

The Amazon show is set in the near future when we can share emotions, thoughts and what we see with our eyes on a social network embedded in our brains.

If that sounds as far fetched as the post-apocalyptic zombies of "The Walking Dead", Powell has news for you.

"Elon Musk and Facebook are already trying to develop the technology portrayed in the show," she told AFP at the Canneseries festival in the French Riviera resort.

The Tesla boss and sometime Twitter warrior "is developing a neuro lace (computer) that covers the entire brain that you would control with thought," Powell said.

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