How We'll Control the Future With Our Thoughts

The minds of man and machine suffer from a glaring disconnect: The inability to interface directly with one another. We have to use our hands, keyboards, and mice to issue commands to our robotic minions and they can only respond via physical sensory mediums. But we can do better. We can use our minds. In fact, we… » 10/15/13 5:17pm 10/15/13 5:17pm

Future Arrives Early: Judge Uses Brain Scan to Convict Person of Murder

It wasn't supposed to happen—not yet at least—but it did: This past June, a judge in the Indian state of Maharashtra convicted a woman of killing her ex-fiance, citing as proof an EEG scan showing "experiential knowledge" of the crime. Many people do think there's something to this, that an EEG or MRI scan of the… » 9/16/08 9:15pm 9/16/08 9:15pm

Brainwave Binoculars Will Pick Out The Things You Looked At, But Didn't

Pentagon gadget lab DARPA has just earmarked $6.7 million to develop "brain-wave binoculars." Electrodes placed on the user's scalp record electrical brain activity in an attempt to use the cranium's unrivaled ability to spot patterns. With time, the binoculars can learn to identify objects that would normally pique… » 6/22/08 7:30pm 6/22/08 7:30pm