I read the article I will link at the end of this post, and I begin to realize that this probably deserves its own thread. Topic tags I have listed for this thread include:
2. Mind interface weaponry.
3. Mind interface prosthetics.
4. Human to animal communications.
So, the intent is to bring these four areas of mind/brain development into one thread. In that way, we can began to see similarities in technological themes and developments. Once that base line of information has been established, we can begin to speculate about the future of technological development in this field. Of course, if you already have some ideas concerning this topic, feel free to express tweet like opinions, or perhaps even essay long type observations.
At any rate, here is the opening article as promised:
Are Human Beings on the Verge of Establishing Telepathic Communications?
Human Beings Are On the Verge of Developing Telepathy
(Mysterious Universe) Telepathy, or the various related abilities to “read” other’s minds or communicate using means by means other than the usual face holes, is at the heart of a significant amount of both science fiction and paranormal research. Aside from allowing one to get extremely creeped out in public, the power to read or hear others’ thoughts would be of critical strategic advantage in politics, law enforcement, and the military. For that reason, the CIA and other clandestine organizations have experimented with various forms of telepathy over the years – to mostly no result. However, recent leaps in brain scanning technology, artificial intelligence, and human-computer interfacing have put humankind on the verge of developing real telepathy like never before. Will privacy become a thing of the past?
For years, many of the biggest names in technology including the no-longer-doubtfully-evil Facebook have been researching methods of technological telepathy. Some of the more terrifying iterations involve powerful artificial intelligence networks which can read your brain activity and recreate any visual information your brain is processing. To make things even more dystopian, MIT researchers have recently unveiled technology which can ‘hear’ and decode individuals’ inner speech. What will this spell for the future of interrogation, court proceedings? or law enforcement?
The device, called AlterEgo, consists of a goofy, obtrusive headset which detects and interprets minute electrical signals sent from the brain to the facial and vocal muscles. These signals are sent even when we are only ‘speaking’ inside our heads, meaning this system can essentially read people’s minds in real time. Through interpreting these signals, the device can essentially “hear” users’ inner thoughts. The device’s creators claim that they envision this system used to make technology use less obtrusive:
If I want to look something up that’s relevant to a conversation I’m having, I have to find my phone and type in the passcode and open an app and type in some search keyword, and the whole thing requires that I completely shift attention from my environment and the people that I’m with to the phone itself.
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Human Beings Are On the Verge of Finally Developing Telepathy