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Mind Reading Technology

By holocaust ·
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Scientists from the university of california, in berkeley have been successful in tracing the spoken words to the pattern of electrical brain activity &, so can they see natural & eye scanned visuals on the screen.

In simple words, the auditory human sense can be heard & visual senses can be extracted too, including human thoughts. That means complete mind reading is now possible with advanced computer software emulation.
The idea is to measure the blood flow in the 'visual cortex', which is fed to the computer through the brain scanner.

The best part is, this technology can be combined with long range scanners, which can scan a particular persons mind, whether he's on walk, bus, train or a bike. The thoughts can be read on the go, even without the person knowing it; i.e. thoughts can be eavesdropped.

A. Advantages
1. Can read minds
2. Help paralytic patients
3. Help people who cant speak
4. Can be used for military purposes & sting operations
5. Can be combined with consoles & used for mind gaming, robotics & stuff.
B. Disadvantages:-
1. Breach in privacy
2. Can extract, through an individual, an important, secure & confidential information of individual, state or even a country
3. If developed or used by sinners, can be highly dangerous
4. Eavesdropping
5. No way to neutralize this technology

The technology is new, interesting & helpful in a sense; but, its disadvantages are far more dangerous & sensitive.


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You've misinterpreted the article almost beyond recognition.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Mind Reading Technology

From the linked article:

"As yet, the technology can only reconstruct movie clips people have already viewed."

You've used the word 'can' repeatedly when you should have used 'potentially'. In some cases, you've speculated beyond what is mentioned in the article, which says nothing about remote sensors, portability, or reading thoughts.

Reread it and then turn down the fantasy meter.

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by AnsuGisalas In reply to You've misinterpreted the ...

Taken together with the person's nick, that's sort of an unpleasant wording.

And they're just monitoring blood flow, they have no tap on the signals itself, nor do they know how to tap or interpret those.

However, it's worth noting that the human brain is open-source. It doesn't try to hide its workings, so if we can access it, we can read it, and if we can talk to it, we can... well... talk to it.

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Yeah, talk to it - and that opens up a WHOLE new dozen articles in how

by Deadly Ernest In reply to And...

telepaths from different spoken language backgrounds will communicate - in words, images, or concepts?

I really pity any poor fool who's dumb enough to have a go at reading the mess between my ears - it'll tie them up worse than a plate of spaghetti.

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Tinfoil hat will shield all...

by magic8ball In reply to Mind Reading Technology


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And in this case, it really will.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Tinfoil hat will shield a ...

It probably won't work and play nicely with that MRI scan.

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Too bad tin foil is not magnetic...

by AnsuGisalas In reply to And in this case, it real ...

but who knows, maybe the tin foil will behave like it does in the microwave oven
Charbroiled holocaust. :^0

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On a serious note - this research is only showing how they can identify

by Deadly Ernest In reply to Mind Reading Technology

some concept / thought patterns by the way the brain works, yet we already know that some people's minds are wired very differently, and thus the whole concept is sputsville when they run across one of them.

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I suspect it requires considerable individual attention..

by CharlieSpencer In reply to On a serious note - this ...

It probably takes a couple of sessions before the technicians can successfully interpret the information they're getting from a subject. I don't think we're going to see portable mind-readers with live output in any of our lifetimes.

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I agree, but it sounds a lot like the older lie detectors and probably has

by Deadly Ernest In reply to I suspect it requires con ...

the same amount of messing about to calibrate it in the first place. Even then it may not work with some people due to what we already know about how the brain works and how some people are hard wired in a different way, different enough to be obvious in an EEG.

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by AnsuGisalas In reply to On a serious note - this ...

they can build a compensator for those deviants... oops!

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