Monday, January 05, 2009

How Technology May Soon "Read" Your Mind

(CBS) How often have you wondered what your spouse is really thinking? Or your boss? Or the guy sitting across from you on the bus? We all take as a given that we'll never really know for sure. The content of our thoughts is our own - private, secret, and unknowable by anyone else. Until now, that is.

As correspondent Lesley Stahl reports, neuroscience research into how we think and what we're thinking is advancing at a stunning rate, making it possible for the first time in human history to peer directly into the brain to read out the physical make-up of our thoughts, some would say to read our minds.

Seeded from CBS

Technology is always a good news bad news story. This is bad news for privacy. From a Cultural Health point of view it will be a most remarkable tool for uncovering the Cultural Terrorist. Imagine what we would find if we read an Egyptologists mind and compared it to a Kemetologists mind, hmm.

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