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    Scientists have developed an astonishing mind-reading machine which can translate what you are thinking and instantly display it as text. They claim that it has an accuracy rate of 90 per cent or more and say that it works by interpreting consonants and vowels in our brains. The device was developed at the University of California and explained in the Journal of Neural Engineering.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...play-text.html

    If this technology is what the article purports it to be then it is capable of, and will eventually be, used as an ultimate tool of interrogation, control, intimidation and weeding out 'undesirables'. The research article itself: "Neural speech recognition: Continuous phoneme decoding using spatiotemporal representations of human cortical activity" is published in the Journal of Neural Engineering. The full text is available at:

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5031534/

    I have for many years considered reincarnation as a real possibility and one that I would welcome; I might not repeat some of the bad decisions I made long ago. After reading this I'm not sure I want to come back.
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    Sounds like a 2 ton pile of male bovine excrement meant to frighten to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    Sounds like a 2 ton pile of male bovine excrement meant to frighten to me.
    I don't think they will bother with either one of us they would get lines of static to often when we forget.
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    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
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    OK, guys, I get it. Science has a bad name lately. But please consider:

    This is NOT politicized climate scientists cherry picking data and tweaking their computer simulations until they get the fake predictions they want.

    This is NOT NASA chucking money down the rabbit hole in pursuit of some imaginary propellantless rocket drive.

    This is NOT some theoretical physicist going on about parallel universes which are by definition unobservable even if they did exist.

    This is NOT some cold fusion fantasy.

    These are engineers who have built a nuts and bolts machine that works.

    It ain't gonna affect me or Rock or Retread but the impact of this type of technology in a few decades is staggering. Don't be so short term. Not that long ago most of us thought that detailed 3 dimensional images of our innards without cutting us open was preposterous. Don't be so short term.
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    Interesting, sounds like from the description of how it works, it would be sensitive to what language the subject was actually thinking in.
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    Here's the deal. It doesn't even have to work. All that's required is the government claiming it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boudreaux View Post
    Here's the deal. It doesn't even have to work. All that's required is the government claiming it works.
    And I think that's as far as it goes. I do not believe such a machine exist or can exist without contact electrodes and active questioning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retread View Post
    I do not believe such a machine exist or can exist without contact electrodes and active questioning.
    I agree with this. And you think that makes this less of a threat to privacy and freedom of thought as we know it?
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    I smells an April fool's, I wonder if we've been had?

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    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I smells an April fool's, I wonder if we've been had?

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    By George, I think heís got it.
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