Guess what? Military funds mind-reading science

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jrknothead
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16 Aug 2008, 2:58 pm

Guess what? Military funds mind-reading science

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Armed with a $4 million grant from the Army, scientists are studying brain signals to try to decipher what a person is thinking and to whom the person wants to direct the message


Enter the era of the Thought Crime.



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16 Aug 2008, 3:19 pm

jrknothead wrote:
Guess what? Military funds mind-reading science

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Armed with a $4 million grant from the Army, scientists are studying brain signals to try to decipher what a person is thinking and to whom the person wants to direct the message


Enter the era of the Thought Crime.


That era started long ago. My college could classify a student as a de facto thought criminal because charges like "intolerance" could be brought up as a student judicial action. Who was deemed "intolerant"? Anyone who didn't agree with the majority, of course.



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16 Aug 2008, 4:05 pm

while the quote may be true, i never believe these stories.
academics are competitive people and funding is fought over, a lot of competition goes on.
whenever one study comes out, you find that many more parallel studies are accdelerated to be released at the same time either supporting or refuting the initial finding.

whenever a defence organisation is doing serious study into into these types of research, they never advertise or publish it.
it is kept in house.


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16 Aug 2008, 6:16 pm

Finally, a cure for asperger's. Hooray.

As soon as they get it working, we can bypass the problem of trying to read all those nonverbal cues.

Except it won't help the problem of transmitting nonverbal communication, so all I'd get through my earphones is an endless chorus of "That guy's weird."

Not sure it'll help all that much. I have enough difficulty trying to approximate normal without wearing a helmet with wires and antennas sticking out all over.


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17 Aug 2008, 3:56 pm

And I thought invisible policemen/soldiers/agents are bad enough, now they have mind-reading ones? Heaven help us all if they decide to combine the two.


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17 Aug 2008, 8:43 pm

Nothing new. The idea of a 'lie detector' has been popular for a while. Reading body language and current polygraphs are not very good at detecting deception, but brain wave technology might be better.



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17 Aug 2008, 10:47 pm

The military also funds remote viewing projects...has been for some time.



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18 Aug 2008, 9:09 am

claire333 wrote:
The military also funds remote viewing projects...has been for some time.


But the ones that use satellites and drones for remote viewing have been far more successful than the ones that use psychics.



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18 Aug 2008, 9:26 am

A lot of similar research relates to improving the lives of paraplegics.

And also I think there's been some research aimed at amputees thinking about movements leading to bionic limbs being able to move. Can't remember what stage that research is at.



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18 Aug 2008, 9:31 am

mind reading or emotion reading?



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18 Aug 2008, 9:32 am

At least the nastier people within the military won't have an excuse to torture (oh, excuse me, water-board) people during interrogation. Then again, they'll probably do that anyway just for fun.

EnglishLulu wrote:
And also I think there's been some research aimed at amputees thinking about movements leading to bionic limbs being able to move.

Excellent. :twisted:



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19 Aug 2008, 2:20 pm

Why do you think I wear a tinfoil hat all the time ??


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19 Aug 2008, 5:00 pm

Prof_Pretorius wrote:
Why do you think I wear a tinfoil hat all the time ??


Word. Got any aluminum foil I can borrow?


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19 Aug 2008, 5:17 pm

probbely in the future going to be a small nifty thing that allows you to read

people's mind and eventualy when every one has one every one will die of braincancer(100% sure)



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19 Aug 2008, 5:18 pm

Roxas_XIII wrote:
Prof_Pretorius wrote:
Why do you think I wear a tinfoil hat all the time ??


Word. Got any aluminum foil I can borrow?


get a helmet like Magneto's and you're set.....incidentaly it's metal......and it can reflect telepathy and empath scans......


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