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!
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.
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.
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.
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