The US army is funding research for creating a technology that will enable mankind to convey messages to another fellow mankind. All by thought. That is I think a message, convert in into tiny electrical signals which then are amplified, processed, coded by a device fitted to my cap. The device then transmits a text message , by radio, to another device in your cap that conveys the message to you by voice or text mail. The technology is called Synthetic Telepathy.
Nintendo, a video games manufacturer,wants to incorporate thought-controlled gaming actions (pull, spin, push , jump..) in video games.
Emotiv EPOC is the name of a neuroheadset, developed by Emotiv, that enables computer players to respond with emotions dynamically to another player's smiles, frustration etc.
From gaming to army , Synthetic Telepathy will let you hear voices in your head; irrespective of the fact whether you are a chronic schizophrenic; as long as you have the headset on.
Although the lead scientist in the army project,Mike D'Zmura, from the University of California, Irvine , says that , "I think that this will eventually become just another way of communicating." , the commercial applications are as many as one may imagine them to be. From organised thought-control industry like advertising, regimented religious societies,field training to therapeutic applications in mind disorders; the world may soon become a theatre for puppets on a string.
While everybody can claim to a number of telepathic occurrences in their life (like when your phone rings and you lift it to find its the friend you were just thinking of) , synthetic telepathy will let you have your friend communicating with you just by thought.
Whoever knew that the brave new world , penned by Huxley, will soon be here.