Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Military funds mind-reading science

AP reports:
LOS ANGELES - Here's a mind-bending idea: The U.S. military is paying scientists to study ways to read people's thoughts. The hope is that the research could someday lead to a gadget capable of translating the thoughts of soldiers who suffered brain injuries in combat or even stroke patients in hospitals.

But the research also raises concerns that such mind-reading technology could be used to interrogate the enemy.
Concerns? I would be concerned if the military was funding research without looking at the obvious military applications.

The article says, "They're still in the proof of principle stage". Mindreading is still science fiction.

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