Billy Bunkie The Science Junkie

Theoretical science, existential spirituality, sprinkled with elements of sociology, anthropology, transhumanism, and funk. [The technical explanation of funk is 'having major skill']

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Wildly Precise Brain Scans

A team of world-leading neuroscientists has developed a powerful technique that allows them to look deep inside a person's brain and read their intentions before they act.

The research breaks controversial new ground in scientists' ability to probe people's minds and eavesdrop on their thoughts, and raises serious ethical issues over how brain-reading technology may be used in the future.

Note that this technology does not predict what people will do in the future, nor can someone's emotions be fully known nor can those emotions be used to accurately detect what they will do next or the topic on which they are feeling.

This is a critical distinction regarding this technology. It will not have broad usefulness without cooperative communication.