Researchers equipped with fMRI machines have shown that they can link specific brainwave functions to specific objects, ideas or emotions. What they see as innovation, I see as the goddamn thought police running amuck in 30 years.

The fMRI brain scans showed certain patterns of human brain activity sparked by thinking about physical objects, such as a horse or a house. Researchers also used the brain scans to identify brain activity shared by words related to certain topics - thinking about "eye" or "foot" showed patterns similar to those of other words related to body parts.

Then again, if I could just slap on a hat and reply to all my emails without lifting a finger, that might be worth unlawful persecution at the hands of my future overlords. [Innovation via MSNBC]