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Brain-Scanning Headset Can Read Your Mind

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far911
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A scary prospect
far911   4/23/2013 9:47:31 AM
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I can see massive applications of this in crime and law enforcement. Since the mind has a natural tendency to think of the truth when a person is interrogated, this device can drastically help in solving crime.

Debera Harward
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Re: A scary prospect
Debera Harward   4/23/2013 10:52:29 AM
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Every technology has its pros and cons this brain scanning headset can also be used by hackers to steal the information from the minds so one should be carefull.

Charles Murray
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Re: A scary prospect
Charles Murray   4/23/2013 8:48:27 PM
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It's scary to think that a system like this might one day be used to augment human intelligence. Today, we see families who hire academic coaches for their kids. In the future, maybe they'll just spend a few bucks and augment their learning abilities.

Rob Spiegel
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Helpful to know your own mind
Rob Spiegel   4/24/2013 12:05:58 AM
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I don't see a real downside to this technology. Perhaps there is one that I'm not aware of. Knowing how the brain responds to activity and input could be useful in countless situations.

TJ McDermott
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Re: A scary prospect
TJ McDermott   4/24/2013 2:08:39 AM
It's the next step to assimilation, and resistance is futile.  Star Trek TNG showed us what we'll look like, with devices on our head, flashing LEDs.  Now science is providing the function of that look.  How many of you wear bluetooth earpieces while driving?  Can't help but think of a Borg when I see a coworker using it in his office.

I'm being tongue-in-cheek here; I've already been assimilated and am in fact looking forward to some practical use of this brain-scanning headset.

Elizabeth M
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Elizabeth M   4/24/2013 3:41:13 AM
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This is really interesting, maybe a bit scary but only if it was to be used for evil purposes. I guess I'm a little confused still though about what it actually does, Cabe. So it can see where a person is going with their thoughts? Is that how it interpreted people's opinion of the films? I can see how this could have a lot of practical applications and could be really helpful in the ways you and others described, but perhaps it shouldn't fall into the wrong hands!

AnandY
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RE : Brain-Scanning Headset Can Read Your Mind
AnandY   4/24/2013 5:03:19 AM
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"It beams infrared light at the brain's prefrontal cortex and monitors the light's interaction with hemoglobin, the oxygen-transporting protein found in red blood cells."

Beaming infrared light in to brain!!! how safe is this process? Is it limited by any condition like health condition of a person or maximum number of times brain can be exposed to these beaming?

tekochip
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tekochip   4/24/2013 9:31:13 AM
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Don't panic, although the article doesn't detail the light source, I'm certain the amount of IR is far less than a typical sunny day, and probably even less than what you see from a 100W incandescent lamp. You'd be surprised how much IR an incandescent bulb puts out.

Jim S
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Brain Scanning
Jim S   4/24/2013 1:52:43 PM
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It seems to be a reflective version of a pulse oxymeter. I don't think it could penetrate very far into the brain due to bone loss and tissue loss. The measurement would probably contain skin & bone artifacts that would have to be subtracted out. This is interesting, but the info presented was very limited.

Jim S
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Brain Scanning
Jim S   4/24/2013 1:52:47 PM
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It seems to be a reflective version of a pulse oxymeter. I don't think it could penetrate very far into the brain due to bone loss and tissue loss. The measurement would probably contain skin & bone artifacts that would have to be subtracted out. This is interesting, but the info presented was very limited.

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