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TerryB
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9/25/2015 | 1:21:10 PM
Interesting
I wonder if lying would still be possible under this technique? Answering "does this dress make me look fat" could become a whole harder.  :-)
David Wagner
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9/25/2015 | 2:20:46 PM
Re: Interesting
@Terryb- Ha! Right now, the answer is that lying is still possible because you have to concentrate for the signal to work. You move the cursor with your mind to a yes or a no. And then the signal is sent. But as we get better at this, it might not be anymore. 

I think there are multiple sci-fi shows about just what happens when humans get telepathy at first. It almost always leads to fights because our thoughts aren't as polite. 
zerox203
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9/26/2015 | 12:08:11 PM
Re: Brain-To-Brain Interface: A Bold First Step
This is way cool. If something seems too good to be true, it often is, and it does look like  the University of Washington study automates (or, doesn't automate) a few more steps than less honest article writers than yourself might have us believe, Dave. In addition to the 'yes/no' output being the moving of a cursor, the receiver simply sees a flash of light for 'yes' and nothing for no - then they tell their computer what they saw through manual input. they're also picking from a pretty short pre-determined list of items and questions. Nevertheless, 72% is a decisive outcome, and as you said, this is an inventive use of these core bulding blocks and an amazing step towards the future. The interplay of these technologies could be the next mobile revolution, sprouting up and going global faster than we know it.
nomii
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9/27/2015 | 4:16:02 AM
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@Terry you are right. While going through these sites archives I came across a discussion on this very subject and people where discussing about the implication of translating brain waves and calculating the data which is saved in the concious and sub concious of a human brain. At that time it was seem a hypotheitical discussion but now it is more closer to a reality then ever before. Agreat leap indeed.

nomii
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9/27/2015 | 4:20:52 AM
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@David you are right. I think a lot of research is pending and needs to be carried out in this field. In one of the discussion earlier I pointed out in a forum that is it possible to traslate a human brain waves and put it in a pictoral form on a big screen so you can see what a man is thinking and you do not need to ask a person what is his opinion when every thing is evident on the screen. I think its a far fetched idea but if proper research is done the day is not far when we will be seeing it as a reality.

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9/27/2015 | 12:43:02 PM
Re: Interesting
I think such technology will really help those individuals with physical disabilities, they will be able to contribute to society once more.  I think for parents this device is a miracle. Can you imagine parents who struggle to understand their teenage children.  Now they will be able to understand because they will be able to read their thoughts, it will save a lot of time and drama.  Any parents would like to volunteer?   
TerryB
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9/28/2015 | 11:04:58 AM
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@Pedro, that might be a little overkill for your kids. I'm not really sure I want to know the thoughts of my 12 year old daughter. There are other ways to find out if she really did her homework or not.

I'm not sure that "honest" a connection to anyone is really the best idea. I like it when someone says "Nice Shot!" on the golf course when it really wasn't. :-)

I might make an exception for politicians though.

Totally agree on disability front though. Would be a Godsend for some of those poor people.
mak63
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9/28/2015 | 3:01:12 PM
Hacking
The tech behind "mind-controlled devices" is pretty amazing, and hopefully will be broadly available soon.
I wonder if the big AV companies should start working on a countermeasure already in case we ingest a trojan or a rat program, and our thoughts are about to be hacked.
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9/29/2015 | 12:01:14 PM
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If zombies aren't real, they soon will be! Zombification through brain hacking! Tech is really interesting, as long as it doesn't give birth to mass murderers and remotely controlled hitmen. An antenna in the brain? C'mon! This tech needs to be safe. 
SunitaT0
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9/29/2015 | 12:05:02 PM
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@PedroGonsalez: Nice thought, unless I want to spend sleepless nights. Teenagers think about random stuff all the time and cannot focus on one thing. As a parent I think I would try to understand them first before actually cheating my way through using the thought mapping tech. If I can't control my teenage son/daughter then I am the bad parent. Most people wouldn't have this tech and still their teenage kids would come out okay, and if you have one and your teenage kids don't turn out okay, who will be to blame? 
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