Finally: Machine Can Read Your Mind
Finally, the machine that suspicious spouses, employers and police investigators have waited for 10,000 years to arrive is here.
Researchers claim an accuracy rate of over 90% with the new machine they claim interprets consonants and vowels in our brains. Even more, the machine instantly translates those thoughts and displays them on screen. Wow.
Every wife of a late homecoming husband will want one installed at the kitchen table. "Where have you been?" the wife will ask, sending the machine sputtering and shaking into blinking light mode while exactly where you were, what you did, who you saw, and what you talked about comes streaming across the screen just as your brain recorded it, in the business meeting you were in at the bar.
They're going to know you didn't just look at Playboy all those years just for the articles. They'll know exactly how much you paid for that rod and reel, and just hope she doesn't ask you any questions about her mother.
With the eventual mobile model installed in your truck, your wife will wait until you're cruising down Seawall Boulevard in Galveston in the summer to ask you 'what are you thinking about?' As hundreds of scantily clad women saunter by. It's not fair and it's not going to be pretty.
Of course, all this gender suspicion is a two-way street and the mind-reading machine can work equally well for the male in the equation.
"I noticed you're online friends with your old high school boyfriend now, here put this on your head before you say anything dear."
Scientists at the University of California were looking for a way to assist patients suffering from conditions that don't allow them to speak or move. The machine analyzes the combination of consonants and vowels by interpreting the neural signals and translating to text. The machine can even 'hear' words and thoughts and text them, though the machine has never heard them before.
Police and agencies like the TSA could widely benefit, although that usage could be delayed years by potential court cases arguing that a person's thoughts are private property, privileged information if you will.
Seriously, the good news is there hopefully is relief around the corner for those such as the late Stephen Hawking that has difficulty communicating. The device for them is a miracle.
The commercial applicability is limitless or may be extremely regulated by authorities.
One thing's for sure, a model should be developed especially for politicians. One they can't remove until they're out of office.
After all, what kind of society would we have if everyone knew what everyone else was thinking?
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