I'd Like To Start A Thread On This New Technology Being Developed

Hi everyone. Please watch the following 60 minutes video & tell me what you think:

This is a good application of how psych, tech, and moral philosophy can all come together.

Anitcha Anitcha
18-21, F
3 Responses Mar 5, 2010

Thank you for your comments everyone.<br />
Honir, you've hit it right on the head. It's a new technology just being born. This could be the beginning of our fate as the perfect society/human race or it could be the death of us. Right now we can only identify one ob<x>ject, one intention a yes or no, or recognition of an environment (probably the biggest thing) but who knows what's next once the technology is developed further. <br />
As they said in the video, there will absolutely be a supreme court case about this tech.

There's kind of a slight of hand there, the computer identifies the thought by contrasting it with a single alternative. It's chances are much better when there are only two options.<br />
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This is totally different than identifying the thought of a hammer when you could actually be thinking <i>anything</i>. That's why it is called thought identification and not mind reading.<br />
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Still, though, pretty awesome, it's going to be very interesting/scary to see where this tech goes.

Mmm, interesting.