Brain mapping, according to Intel, is the first step to mind reading, a concept both exciting and chilling at the same time, depending on who's using the tech.
"Intel's scientists are creating detailed maps of the activity in the brain for individual words which can then be matched against the brain activity of someone using the computer, allowing the machine to determine the word they are thinking.
Preliminary tests of the system have shown that the computer can work out words by looking at similar brain patterns and looking for key differences that suggest what the word might be."
The research on mind reading is still in it's infancy with bulky systems and limited mind mapping pattern recognition methodologies keyed to words but the ability to build compact, mind reading machines is coming whether you like it or not.
Combine mind reading with face recognition and one has the potential start point to 1984 if Face.com's tech works as advertised.
A software company is developing revolutionary software which provides the ability to identify people from photographs posted on the internet.
Face.com has produced technology that can identify individuals on social networking sites and online galleries by comparing their image against a known picture of them.
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