Perhaps my grandchildren will think differently, but I can't really get excited about telepathy. I'm sure that it will be possible; however I don't see the advantage in it. I have never wished that my thoughts could be open to someone else. I'd probably think something disturbing just because I was trying not to think something disturbing.

    Patrick Degenaar at Newcastle University in the UK says that the military might one day be able to deploy genetically modified insects or small mammals that are controlled by the brain signals of a remote human operator. These would be drones that could feed themselves, he says, and could be used for surveillance or even assassination missions. "You'd probably need a flying bug to get near the head [of someone to be targeted]," he says.

WTF is wrong with us?

posted by syncretic: 2147 days ago