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The Mind-reading machine is here at last!

  1. Apr 26, 2005 #1

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    Evo, this might be handy for those difficult clients. :biggrin:

    http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7304

    "It is possible to read someone’s mind by remotely measuring their brain activity, researchers have shown. The technique can even extract information from subjects that they are not aware of themselves."
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2005 #2

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    You know that I love you, kid, but sometimes you just scare me.
    So how many of us have hand-held MRI scanners...?
     
  4. Apr 26, 2005 #3

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    Interesting...the most likely purpose appears to be for coma patients rather than lie detection, etc.

    Wouldn't it be great if this could be used on politicians as a "conscience-meter"? :bugeye:
    I guess I'll have to stick to my low technology mind reading techniques. :devil:
     
  5. Apr 26, 2005 #4

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    Where was this when all of that 'Terri What's Her Pickle' **** was going on? :grumpy:
     
  6. Apr 26, 2005 #5

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    These are useless in the White House where there is no emission of brain waves to detect. :rofl:

    It would be hilarious if you could walk around pointing that thing at people. We could patent it as the "Party Pooper" for parties, "The Negotiator" for business meetings, "The Counselor" for husbands when they come home late, etc. :tongue2:
     
  7. Apr 26, 2005 #6

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    Dont point that thing at me, it will overflow..
     
  8. Apr 26, 2005 #7

    Danger

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    The deviousness of your thought processes never ceases to turn me on. :biggrin:
     
  9. Apr 26, 2005 #8

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    1 cold shower for Danger coming right up..
     
  10. Apr 26, 2005 #9

    Danger

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    No need; I was just pig-paddling after the boat a couple of hours ago.
     
  11. Apr 26, 2005 #10

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    :rofl: Nevermind if it's telling you something you are sure you weren't thinking, clearly the machine is right and you are wrong. :rofl:
     
  12. Apr 26, 2005 #11

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    So if I was thinking about talking purple sandwiches on the moon(subconsciously) This machine would be able to detect that?
     
  13. Apr 26, 2005 #12

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    Even if you weren't, since the outcome is entirely dependent upon the intent of the operator.
     
  14. Apr 26, 2005 #13

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    that's too bad because I really want to think about talking purple sandwiches on the moon subconsciously... :frown:
     
  15. Apr 26, 2005 #14

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    Go ahead; just don't expect it to hold up in the Supreme Court.
     
  16. Apr 27, 2005 #15

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    Okay here's my idea

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    I can't get the talking part doen...YET!
     
  17. Apr 27, 2005 #16

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    That just looks like a cheese sandwich, not a purple sandwich. :tongue:
     
  18. Apr 27, 2005 #17

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    Im sorry that the image could not live up to your standards! It is purple, look harder!
     
  19. Apr 27, 2005 #18

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    You wouldn't happen to be in marketing would you, SOS? These are fabulous practical applications.
     
  20. Apr 27, 2005 #19

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    It's purple alright. That doesn't bother me in a sandwich. But it's fuzzy and purple. I think that this should be moved to the 'weird food' thread.
     
  21. Apr 27, 2005 #20

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    I don't have a great deal of faith in these mind-reading machines. I have been using one to read my own thoughts for the past three hours. So far, I get nothing but a dial tone.
     
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