US military researchers are trying to figure out how to read your mind. Will this some day replace water boarding as an interrogation technique? Researchers have a $4 million grant which they will use to try to learn how to read brain signals, through electrodes placed on the scalp. They may even reach the point where a computer could “speak” the thoughts of the person being questioned.
But research is still in the initial stages. CNN quotes researcher Michael D?Zmura as saying, “To have a person think in a free manner and then figure out what that is, we’re years away from that.”
There may also be the problem of the enemy “thinking” lies, which could be even easier than trying to fool a conventional lie detector.
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