Skip to comments.Thought Police: How Brain Scans Could Invade Your Private Life (Machines Read Your Mind)
Posted on 11/07/2007 6:30:31 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
Frank Tong is peering into another mans mind...On the other side of a plate-glass window, an undergraduate lies immobile, his legs protruding from a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scanner. A display unit above the young mans eyes flashes a picture of a pigeon or a penguinat this point Tong doesnt know which....
On Tongs screens a series of images appear: black-and-white cross sections of the living brain...Tong extracts the data from the scanner, takes it back to his lab and runs it through his processing software. After several hours he has a prediction: The test subject was looking at a penguin. As it turns out, Tong was right. His accuracy for this kind of mind reading is 70 to 80 percent. Our ability to guess what a person is thinking about binary decisions is not super dramatic, he says. But were doing it with really crude image resolution of samples from the brain. If we could access every neuron, and spent long enough analyzing the data, we could figure out in great detail what a person is seeing or thinking.
(Excerpt) Read more at popularmechanics.com ...
Talk about worrying about something that might happen? Like we don’t have enough to worry about? Someone is gonna read our minds? lol
I dont doubt in the last days (governments) will try to controll what people think, and not just what content they are exposed to!
Probably a very useful tool for more accurately assessing whether comatose/brain-damaged patients have any real awareness.
Not going to happen.
I is already happening. It's called "Hate Crime" legislation...
Chairman Hillary’s plan for us - a control chip forceably inserted into our skull. Secondly, with all this infighting and talk of a third party, this is what will happen to us./Just Asking - seoul62...........
What will they do when they see all the hate in the minds of liberals?
Destroy the machine, no doubt.
Just make sure you stand a safe distance from them. It could get ugly and messy.
Dick Cheney shivers at my thoughts.
Thomas Aquinas and other medieval theologians taught that angels and demons can tell what we are thinking ABOUT, and can even influence our thoughts, but they cannot tell directly what we have JUDGED or DECIDED, i.e., which way the intellect and will have turned, because what we are thinking about is evident by what occupies the imagination, which is a physical faculty, but judging and choosing are spiritual acts. This is consistent with what this scientist says: It’s difficult to see what a person has judged or decided, but easier to tell what he is looking at or thinking about.
Chalk one up for the scientific value of Medieval Angelology—which, btw, had nothing to do with the heads of pins.
Don’t be to sure of that. Work has already been done on fluorescent neurons.
As long as it can’t slap my face...
No. The problem isn't that someone is "going to read our minds. lol." The problem is that some geniuses with whole cloth are going to convince the emperor that they have a machine that can read minds. And he's gonna want everyone to get one.
And, like the witch trials of old Salem, the accusations will be completely defenseless. Imagine, "No, I was not thinking such a thought."
"Application denied on grounds of Thought Profile."
"Psycholigical Score indicates 83% possibility of criminal behavior in high stress situations. Can't hire that person."
Just use your imagination a little bit, and you'll thank God it's still a fairy tale at the moment.
The nightmare Orwell never had. On the horizon. May God help us.
A few nights ago I had a nightmare Hillary was doing brain surgery on me, while I was strapped down. Maybe I need to spend less time on FR.
This just seems to eliminate the need to remove the brain.
Research indicates dogs have some ability to read minds
BrainMysteries.com | Nov 7 2007 | staff reporter
Posted on 11/07/2007 11:03:14 AM EST by Daffynition
It was no dream, Hillary had you on her mother ship....;)
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