From the article: "Using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and computational models, UC Berkeley researchers have succeeded in decoding and reconstructing people’s dynamic visual experiences."
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I do not like the implications this technology could be used for. It makes me shudder...
I can understand that, but personally I'm excited. It would be incredibly cool if, one day, it were possible to purchase a bedside "dream catcher" device to record and view my own dreams, even the ones I don't remember (especially the ones I don't remember). It's exciting to consider that that could possibly happen within my lifetime, although realistically I'm sure that it may very well be a technology for a whole other century.
What if it can also capture your imagination? Designers, architects etc. could just project their imagination to the screen. That's a really cool idea, I think I haven't seen that even in sci-fi movies. What about composers, could they generate music just with their brain? I recall that it has been shown that imagining and actually sensing provides same kind of response from brain waves. The only downside to this right now is the size and expense of fMRI machines, I hope there would be a more available method.
I didn't even think of that! It wouldn't even have to be limited to creative professionals, either; I'm sure everyone has incredible ideas that they don't currently have the resources or skill to actually produce. Can you imagine the ensuing artistic renaissance that would occur if every average Joe could simply think his masterpiece into existence and share it instantly with the world? Now I'm even more excited!