THOUGHT-READING MACHINES AND THE DEATH OF LOVE


Publication Title
Wired
Publication/Creation Date
April 16 2018
Creators/Contributors
Jason Pontin (creator)
Mary Lou Jepsen (contributor)
Openwater (contributor)
Jack Gallant (contributor)
Rodney Brooks (contributor)
Ed Boyden (contributor)
TEDTalks (contributor)
University Of California, Berkeley (contributor)
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT) (contributor)
MIT Media Lab (contributor)
Rethink Robotics (contributor)
Persuasive Intent
Information
Description
Jason Pontin discusses Mary Lou Jepsen's TEDTalk in Vancouver, where she demonstrated Openwater's most recent advancements in brain-machine communication: "an optical imaging system—sufficiently compact to fit inside a skull cap, wand, or bandage—that scatters and captures near-infrared light inside our bodies to create holograms that reveal our occluded selves". This compact, more affordable MRI system could provide more people with access to medical diagnoses and treatments, but also "could be abused for purposes of surveillance and control". 
HCI Platform
Wearables
Location on Body
Entire Body, Brain
Source
https://www.wired.com/story/ideas-jason-pontin-openwater/