Scientists Look in to Possiblity of Mind Reading
Written by Rachel McDevitt
Last updated on April 22, 2014 @ 7:05PM
Created on April 22, 2014 @ 6:15PM
According to USA Today, scientists are looking to see if they can predict what someone will think next.
Recently researchers did an experiment where they asked people to look at new faces. A computer was able to tell which face they were looking at 60 percent of the time, just by picking up patterns in the brain.
Some scientists are hoping to create a device that would read your thoughts for you, to do things like call 911 if you get in a car crash. They are trying to answer the question, "what if all our thoughts were public?" However, many people in our area did not like the idea of mind reading at all.
"I wouldn't want to do that, personally. It's kind of creepy. It would definitely creep me out," said Devin Freeman of Marion County.
"Some people can't control their thoughts and what goes on in their brain, so if someone's, say, sitting here on campus or if they're walking through Wal-Mart, and they have dirty thoughts in their mind or anything, it could really end badly. It could hurt someone's feelings, they could set off a bomb. They could do anything," said Jessie Knoll, also of Marion.
Scientists said this isn't something to look out for any time soon, but the possibility is there.
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