Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have developed a machine and computer program that converts brain activity into text.
Thoughts activate specific neurons in the brain and each word is a slightly different set of combined neurons.
Now scientists have an algorithm that can pick up that activity and translate it outside of the human body. It can even process words it has not seen before.
They can literally tap into your inner voice, that voice in your head that only you can hear.
Other entities are also jumping on board in a race to have the first and fastest mind reading tech on the market. With so many companies, governments, and schools competing to be first in this new arena, the chances of a deployable model within just a few years is now a reality.
How this can be applied is mind-blowing or scary:
- Pre employment screening
- Help those who have lost the ability to speak
- Allow messaging without phones
- Interrogate prisoners without torture
- Settle court cases instantly
- Detect cheating spouses
- Know if politicians are truthful
- Communicate with autistic people
- Read information from dreams
- Find terrorist faster
- Isolate anti-government radicals
Keep in mind that this is not new in respect to capability it is only new in respect to accuracy. The gaming community already have several brainwave translators that you can order on Amazon and they have been working for years.