Are you thinking what I’m thinking? (The Observer)

August, 2015 // A large report for The Observer’s Discovery section on ‘mind control’ technologies

I had to wear lots of silly hats while The Observer took photos.

observer _croppedI’m here for a demonstration of the tools underpinning what many call ‘mind control’ technology. Neuroscientists believe it will soon be possible for humans to control robotic avatars using the power of thought alone, or even to send thoughts or intentions from one person’s mind directly into another – a terrifying prospect for fans of cult sci-fi films such as Scanners, where society is controlled by an elite force with mind control and telepathic powers.

Some even think that people will one day connect their brains together, via the internet, to form an enormous collective super-brain..”

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