Would you really want to know what thoughts linger in your mind? When you lie in delerium? When you are in a 'vegitative state'?
Technology like this mind-reader – when it reaches maturity – could have many important applications in allowing traumatized, paraplegics, and other disabled groups to express their needs and provide insight into their experiences and required therapy.
Yet it also raises ethical questions: to what extent should brain-reading be allowed? As a preventative measure to identify behaviour anomalies in children early on? As a wearable device to 'relive your dreams'? Who stores the data, and how would it be evaluated? What is the risk and consequences of false positive results in an increasingly digitalized analytics environment?
… just a few thoughts to start the day! Enjoy!
Researchers Have Invented A Brain Decoder That Can Hear Your Inner Thoughts
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have invented a brain decoder device that’s able to work out what you’re thinking based on neuron activity inside the brain — essentially, the …