Can someone hear your internal voice? The answer to it in most cases would be – ‘Ah, it’s just a figment of human imagination!”. However, the fact is – whether ‘someone’ can, I am not sure but ‘something’ definitely can. Once again, AI has proved it by unleashing Mind Reading Wearables that nothing you dream is far-fetched anymore.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution has given birth to the technology integrated with physical, biological and digital realms. Brain wearables are rapidly gaining popularity in the consumer market. Something that looked imaginary a decade ago has shifted from labs to living rooms today. Can man and machine occupy the exact physical space?
Neurotechnology Formulates Digital Supplements
The consumer market is blooming with wearables, the neuro-control systems with AI-driven software which aims the most complex body organ, the brain. Working on different variables like focus, mood, metabolism, memory etc., the EEG sensors provide a better visualization of them in the form of graphs to understand how we work.
This streaming of digital content into the brain called Neuropriming is not just limited to display the status of how waves are functioning in the brain but the coolest thing about it is that it can be used to enhance the performance with Transcranial Direct-Current Stimulation mechanism.
Some Influential Wearables in Market
The mind feels sharper, bright and alert with more clarity of memories. People are literally experiencing much better ways to interact with the outside world. With no downside ever reported, Emotiv, Muse, Melon, Versus, Melomind and Neurosky have been successful to energize the brain and calm the nerves. Enacting as brain fitness tools, these mind control devices are empowering physically disabled people too. What a wonder that neurostimulation is giving an artificial boost to athletes’ strengths where their brains can learn the movement they practice at an escalated rate! Can this also propose free performance? Can brain wearables be used in workplaces as well to improve employees’ productivity?
A recent invention by MIT called AlterEgo, an Intelligence-Augmentation (IA) device, in its infancy, is able to detect sub-vocalized words from neuromuscular waves triggered by internal verbalization and is 90% accurate to transcribe your thoughts.
Moving an Object with Thought
Pretty unrealistic though! Moving physical objects with thoughts is like a fantasy come alive. AI algorithms search for electrical signals in the brain and capture the repeated patterns to get familiarized with them to respond further to signals in the form of brain commands to control and move objects like flying a drone, playing video games with enhanced user-experience etc.
It looks like a boon for neurological scientists to early detect and spot brain disorders like autism, dementia, epilepsy etc. Will those with physical disabilities be able to operate daily tasks like open and close doors merely by transmitting their thoughts?
Is Telepathy the Future of Brain-Wearables?
What if you get the astounding ability to read another person’s mind? Researchers are constantly working on the new venture to harness the power of brain-reading wearables which will allow us to decipher the minds of others. In terms of diagnosis and treatment, physicians will be able to see the inner workings of the brain and body of the patients.
The future of brain-wearable seems to explore unlimited possibilities in innovation. What if the power to control objects be misused like casting a magic spell upon someone? What if the ideas and opinions get stolen in business by using telepathic power of gadgets? What is the identity of humanity without these gadgets? For those who devised them, are they less efficient without them?
Whatever the future may be, what we do hope is its application in appropriateness aligned for the betterment of humanity. As far as the closet of man, machine and material world doesn’t turn into humanity’s obsession, we are safe!