Mind reading makes sense, if you think about it. Thoughts are energy (everything’s matter or energy). Energy can be picked up by machines. Therefore, thoughts can be read by a properly-programmed device. Carnegie Mellon has done research to pick up brain waves via an enhanced MRI machine. They found they could identify what the client was thinking about by identifying the brain waves involved. The Bernstein Center in Germany measured intent by reading from the brain–not words or body language. Here’s a 60 Minutes segment on this topic:
The question is, since thoughts are merely waves–like light (picked up by eyes) and audio (picked up by ears), why haven’t we figured it out before?
The mind-reading machine: ‘Psychic’ computer invented that can tell what you’re thinking
By Fiona Macrae
A computer program that can read your mind has been developed by British scientists.
In tests, it was able to access and interpret memories by scanning the brain patterns of volunteers.
The computer had a high success rate in telling which of three short films the subjects were thinking about.
Eleanor Maguire, of the University College London research team, said the work meant we were ‘approaching the realm of mind-reading’.
The seven-second film clips showed women going about daily tasks, such as posting a letter. Then, while their brains were scanned, the volunteers were asked to think about what they had seen.
The brain lit up differently for each film, allowing the researchers to create a program that homed in on the patterns. The volunteers were then asked to think about the clips again and the ‘psychic’ computer worked out which one they had in mind.
The machine recorded a 45 per cent success rate – significantly higher than would have been expected through chance alone, the journal Current Biology reports.
Professor Maguire said: ‘In our previous experiment, we were looking at basic memories, at someone’s location.