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Brain-Scanning Headset Can Read Your Mind

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far911
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far911   4/25/2013 2:48:51 AM
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I don't think we need to worry about safety precautions because such applications are already under a lot of pressure to maintain health standards, and damage from IR should be a far fetched concern in my opinion. 

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Rob Spiegel   4/25/2013 11:50:51 AM
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Right now, I'm having a hard time imagining a diabolical use of this technology. Yet I also am fuzzy about positive applications for this.

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Ann R. Thryft   4/25/2013 12:56:46 PM
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Cabe, it takes a lot to render me speechless, but this device did. I agree with TJ's comments, although perhaps not as tongue-in-cheek as he says they are.

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Debera Harward   4/25/2013 5:17:06 PM
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Andy your concern is a logical one but what i think is that if some such sort of a headset has been created then definitely thy would have taken safety measures as well .Secondly the amount of infra red rays injected will not harm humans because its quanitity would have been specified

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Elizabeth M   4/26/2013 5:38:40 AM
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That's kind of how I feel about it, Rob. I'm still a bit confused about its worth. But it's still quite interesting!

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Rob Spiegel   4/26/2013 11:30:41 AM
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Yes, Elizabeth. This reminds me of a New Yorker cartoon. It shows two executives at a soap company looking in on a worker in an office who is apparently on the product development team. "I can tell he's thinking," says one of the executives, "but I can't tell if he's thinking about soap."

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Cabe Atwell   4/26/2013 4:34:04 PM
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Elizabeth,

It is more like a best guess as to how they feel about a subject. It is based on scans compared to answers. Without that link, for now, the data could only be guessed at. I wouldn't worry that much.

 

I would assume only advertisers would want that kind of info...

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reapaza   4/28/2013 11:49:39 PM
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Yes, I am agree with you, such devices are called regional oximetry, which is very useful for the advancement of clinical practice to improve patient care and safety especially for cardiovascular surgery.

New algorithms will made the distinctive, but all scientific entrepreneurship are welcome!

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Elizabeth M   4/29/2013 4:00:05 AM
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Ah, OK, I understand now, Cabe. So it's like a very sophisticated guessing game that in more cases than not, is correct. Hmm. Well, I guess it could have worth for market research and the like. I suppose we will have to see if it ever gets used.

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Elizabeth M   4/29/2013 4:21:42 AM
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Ha, yes, Rob, it seems like it is a little like that! Well, perhaps it goes a little further and knows that the person is thinking about soap but not quite exactly what he is thinking about the soap.

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