March 30th, 2007

Vexen Crabtree 2015

The Future: Telepathy via Gadgetry

In the future, we will be able to read each other's minds. It will be like making and receiving a phone call. At first, this technology will be very simple and only allow a limited vocabulary, and it requires no implants or surgery, just some electrodes placed on the head, perhaps in a hood or even a baseball cap, connected to a mobile phone.

"The Future of Telepathy" by Vexen Crabtree (2007), is my rewrite of what I wrote 1999 describing how, via, computers, Human brains could learn to communicate directly with each other. I no longer think this possible through natural means, but, with the aid of little on-the-scalp detectors or surgery, it will still be possible. You'll just need to plug yourself into your mobile, or something.

I will be adding more to this page later; in particular some notes from my neurology books on EEGs and brain activation patterns.