Re: [dwm] Tell that your students...

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 17:42:09 +0100

On Sun, Nov 04, 2007 at 02:06:59PM +0100, Enno Gottox Boland wrote:
> I really dislike the idea of mind controlled devices.

Well think of an EEG, there are such devices already which can
be trained to do certain tasks (e.g. I heared some years ago
that Stephen Hawking uses such device) during concentrating on
something (e.g. move cursor leftwards when thinking on your girl
friend, moving rightwards when doing a simple calculation, etc.)
- that is not really mind control, that's simply to perform a
specific input on certain kind of tasks you do with your brain.

> The main problem is: If this main control device is a bidirectional
> device, what could happen if somebody finds a way to hack your brain.
> Something like "Remote Brainwashing". Very scary.

I doubt it'll ever be possible to decypher any actual thoughts
of a brain, esp. because the areas which are quite active might
differ on specific thoughts depending on the individual.


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