So, I’m cruising along the webisphere minding my own business, when all of a sudden I spot an article that made shivers go up my spine. Being in the Brain/Mind business is always exciting and there are always new and exciting developments to learn about and apply but this one is really scary…
Quick, what are brain scans used for? Finding stuff like cancer right? Not anymore! Well, actually yes, still that — but Science has also found a whole bunch of ways to use brain scans to predict awesomely, worryingly, creepily specific things about your future! Now serious men in lab coats can slap a machine on your head and predict stuff like what products you’ll buy, which tests you’ll fail in class and even how likely you are to be a raging drunk. It’s the future!
Here are the the five applications:
- Catching Future Terrorists … Literally
- What Makes You Buy Things (And How to Exploit It)
- Predicting Your Problem Solving Success (Or Failure)
- The Likelihood of Your Party Animalism
- Artificially Generating a Sixth Sense
I don’t know about you but I think this reeks of “Minority Report.” What do you think? Please share and leave your comments below.