Thursday, December 29, 2011


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Even though with help of the modern communication technology we can easily get in with a person in any corner of the earth, we will never stop pursuing more convenient methods to communicate. Because we are so lazy that we dream of doing almost everything just by thinking. One of most interesting methods is telepathy. It just existed in myths and magic, but now some experiments have showed that it may become reality in future, according to the report of Conrad Walters.

In his report, to make telepathy viable, we have to implement three components: gathering information from one brain, transmitting it elsewhere and delivering it to another brain.

The research of neuroscience has showed that the brain will generate some electronic waves when there is any activity in it. Through collecting those waves, we can gather information about what activities are happening in a brain. So the first component is realizable.

Based on this principle, some products can be made, such as thought-controlled wheelchairs and cars. It is reported that the experimented wheelchair is 95 per cent accurate, but I think they need to make more efforts to have 100 per cent accuracy because nobody expects the wheelchair itself to cause any accident. In future, the most important thing that we have to do before we go to sleep is turning off your telepathic car’s sensor. Otherwise your car will run away when you dream.

The second part is transmitting data. With the emergency of modern high speed computers and networks, transmitting huge amount of data to any place in the world in a tiny time is just a piece of cake.

The most challenging part is how to deliver the gathered information into another brain. The information needs to be converted into signals which can be recognized by the brains. In other words, a synthetic mind with billions of neurons and trillions of synapses needs to be created. In spite of those difficulties, scientists believe that a synthetic brain can be built in 10 years. From my personal of view, that is a dilemma. On the one hand, I hope that day will come as soon as possible because with the assistance of this technique I can easily get rid of my frustration from language studying. On the other hand, I hope that day will not come at all, because I don't want anyone to know my every thought in my mind.

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