TED Conversations

Prashanth Kondedath

Senior Software Engineer, tata elxsi

This conversation is closed. Start a new conversation
or join one »

Telepathy - A could be future technology

this is something which have been a striking discussions made. Can we map the brains. Does our thoughts make a unique signals in the neuro nerves. If we are able to map this signals to thoughts then telepathy could be possible. It is as good as finding a song from its wave. Since thoughts take up various variations, algorithms for capturing the brain signals and putting it as a wave and decoding it with a probability smart algorithms(just like used in recognizing a song from its wave). And a telepathy mechanism is implemented with this waves analysed and encoded in the messages and sent to the listeners similar device. Study of entire signal patterns for our thoughts needs to be done & the waveforms needs to be built in similar way. Just like a phone where our mouth speaks by creating a vibration. Here our brain will create the signals and those waves are sent across.

0
Share:

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • thumb
    Aug 5 2012: Hi James!!!
    I have come to know from my friend who happens to be a neurologist that our brain produces certain signals for each and every thoughts. This signals are essentially unique ones which conveys unique message to brain.
    Suppose i want to say some one '' I love you'. My brain creates an enoromous amount of signals prior to this. Our brain
    prepares the body for it. Suppose i want to yell at someone. Here again my brain generates unique wave patterns which are transmitted and this again prepares body for action.
    All i want is to detect these signals.
    200 people could be gathered. They could be asked to think about proposing someone . there brain could be monitored and signal's coul'd be gathered and made a generalzed pattern for I love you
    • thumb
      Aug 5 2012: I kind of think of our brain as like html/css code used for websites. Because our "language" supports movies, texts, math equations, words, sounds, pictures, etc. It would be very interesting, if we did have a society where we use telepathy. Like, what kind of language would we "speak" in? We might even be able to send emotions, thoughts, logic, dreams, etc. directly to other people's brains. If you think about it, that's what we try to do anyways with our traditional languages like books, poetry, movies, theatre, etc. They all try to send people messages, but not everyone receives these messages. In fact some people may "misinterpret" messages and find new meaning to those messages that may have not been originally intended when created.
      • thumb
        Aug 6 2012: see james i speak in India English or hindi.
        Now i would be only able to communicate through speech either if u know my language or me knowing yours.
        But we can definitly communicate with our emotions write.
        I can show that am worried and i need help with my emotions.
        I want telepathy of thoughts & emotions not merely restricted to a language.
        The CSS styling definitly holds perfect for imaginating it in code. It could attribute to detailing of each emotions.
        • thumb
          Aug 6 2012: Indeed, this is kind of like the ultimate form of 1-to-1 communication. All the communications/languages that we had up to now are like imperfect versions of telepathic communication. So you would be able to show me what you were talking about. We could even show a memory of our experiences, so another person would know exactly what just happened, and there wouldn't be any confusions.
      • thumb
        Aug 7 2012: There you get me right!!!
        Our brain has no confusions!! It makes pattern absolutely correct!!!!
        The way we project it to others might create confusions.
        A mom understands her kids problem even without the kid explicitely telling her. There its happening a one to one clear communications..
        So actually we all are already doing some kind of telepathy, only thing is we are unable to give it a complete detailing
        • thumb
          Aug 7 2012: Well lol, the mom and the kid isn't telepathic communication. I think the Mom knows how the kid works and can also read body language as well as noticing the "peculiar" responses.

          The thing about Body Language is that even though you can lie, your body can tell a different story because a lot of them are involuntary actions.

          I guess you can say we are all doing imperfect telepathy, aka communication, but true telepathy imo is when we can literally communicate directly from mind-to-mind with no middleware.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.