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Mind-reading scientists predict what a person is going to do before they do it

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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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Mind-reading scientists predict what a person is going to do before they do it


www.dailymail.co.uk

It has long been a dream of both scientists and law enforcement officials alike.
Researchers monitoring brain activity can now determine what action a person is planning before he carries it out.
Although it is currently only possible to know what someone is going to do just moments before it happens, the implications of the breakthrough are huge.


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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:23 PM
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Police, for example, would love to know what a criminal is intending to do during a tense armed stand-off.
Lead researcher Jason Gallivan, of the University of Western Ontario, said: 'This is a considerable step forward in our understanding of how the human brain plans actions.'


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Very interesting if the 'detection of brainwaves' can be made into an 'easy' process then the practical implications could be huge, think about work environments where employers monitor the behaviour of their workers, obviously the police siege scenario above is something most of us would probably approve of, but any other uses? Can this really be considered 'moral' technology?

There is the nightmare scenario of the minority report 'precrimes' government department like the film. I can see applications for this tech but as far as control is concerned I just cannot see it being used in a correct manner.

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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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Our consciences gives us the illusion that we're in control of what we do, but this is not true. In the sub consciences, everything we plan to do and do is stored in here.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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nah i dont like this on so many levels while the uses could be great the reality will be quite different.

imagine the patriot act on steroids when big brothers knows what your thinking and start legislating "thought crimes"

employers is another thing i have problems with dont like your boss and you get canned.

way too many things about this i do not like this opens too many cans of worms.

i love technology but when it can be used in the propers ways.

just remember that movie minority report.
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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:38 PM
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Originally posted by neo96
nah i dont like this on so many levels while the uses could be great the reality will be quite different.

imagine the patriot act on steroids when big brothers knows what your thinking and start legislating "thought crimes"

employers is another thing i have problems with dont like your boss and you get canned.

way too many things about this i do not like this opens too many cans of worms.

i love technology but when it can be used in the propers ways.


Ill take that thought of yours and give it a higher level, how about when the restriction of one child per family is imposed and you begin thinking of having another child, bam, the door comes flying open, tear gas and flash grenades are thrown in your home, k-9 units roaming and going crazy and 5 minutes later your arrested for an attempt to undermine society and democracy. (preemptive arrest)



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:40 PM
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not arguing its a dangerous technology and like all its good depends on its usage.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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The ability to decipher brainwaves in real time has awesome potential, but its going to be very dangerous.

For controlling equipment, yes. For convicting people (or shooting people) because they think about something, no thanks.

As posted above it makes 'thought crime' a reality. Rather than fitting somebody up for a crime you only have to fit him up for thinking about it.

Also, we are not wired to be continually pure in thought, most of us can sort of manage to be pure-ish in deed. If people find out for sure what everybody else is thinking society will collapse. :-)



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:45 PM
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Well. Folks, as we reach nearer and nearer to some huge thing the question is, will you accept other peoples judgement before you commit a action? That is before you've committed yourself to performing such action.




Police, for example, would love to know what a criminal is intending to do during a tense armed stand-off.
Lead researcher Jason Gallivan, of the University of Western Ontario, said: 'This is a considerable step forward in our understanding of how the human brain plans actions.'


And i wonder just how hard it would be for the machine to be accurate. "Hes going to fire his gun"


... uhh, no im going to Futher Mucking RUN!

.BANG. BANG.


Does anyone question why I dislike this? lol
woo-sai



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:46 PM
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No doubt that a minority of predictions will be false. No doubt that the government/corporations which will depend on this "miracle technology" to oppress the people will suppress these "minority reports".

You people think they abuse Tasers, wait until they say they can legally "predict" your actions and arrest you for it?

We ain't seen nuthin' yet.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:50 PM
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I don't think this is a breakthrough at all, except maybe to this particular group of scientists. One better would be if you could make people do what the expermenter wants, and I'm sure that's been tried and tested long before now.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 12:59 PM
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Identify what their brain does when doing something then you can make the brain recreate those conditions. That would be the way to approach that conundrum, so perhaps they are on the right train of thought so to speak
to achieve that goal.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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Although it sounds ominous and has potential for abuse, the likelihood of a "minority report" situation is pretty far-fetched. More likely, and also on a positive note, is the possibility of using this technology to help amputees control prosthetic limbs.


Mr Gallivan said: 'Being able to predict a human's desired movements using brain signals takes us one step closer to using those signals to control prosthetic limbs in movement-impaired patient populations, like those who suffer from spinal cord injuries or locked-in syndrome.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 08:01 PM
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Students of human behavior and body language have been able to do this for ages. The scenario cited in the article is amusing, however. "Excuse me, Mr. bank robber, would you mind putting down your guns and attaching these electrodes to your head so that I can read your brain?".

Timidgal



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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people are whacko, to the max



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 08:28 PM
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"resistance is futile you will be assimilated"
Obviously a mature science.



posted on Jul, 7 2011 @ 02:49 PM
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Had to hunt for this, but this is what I mean.





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