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Prashanth Kondedath

Senior Software Engineer, tata elxsi

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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.

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    Aug 5 2012: Research on this is already on its way.

    Where time is crucial, e.g. in combat situations, bypassing the 'brain to hand' time-waste became a major interest in this field of mind/machinery/weapon interface.

    The major difficulty I imagine in your general concept is, that in any case this technology would be based on 'pattern recognition software', which was only as good as it was adjusted to each individual and was needed to evolve with it as well.

    Your 'I love you' example would produce different 'patterns' in our brains, depending on the context we are using this phrase, the person we are using it for and even for the same person it became a matter of time shared and experience gained by it.

    So if a single thought could be translated into 3D brain map coordinates, those if/then connections were most likely not allowed to remain constant over time, and would need a whole bunch of error correction algorithms which themselves were not allowed to remain constant either.

    Let's asume we would take our so called 'inner voice' and would just focus those brain scanning sensors on this 'dialogue'. I can hardly imagine that my responsive neural patterns today were the same than 30 years ago by thinking through one and the same word, scentence or even a whole context. But I am no specialist in this field and time will show me what may is possible on this...
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      Aug 6 2012: hi jan,
      I totally agree that the kind of algorithm that we use stands to be the most powerfull error correction one.
      Just like there is a error correction in tele communications where we pass message over air which is vulnerable
      for many changes by external sources.
      The disturbance with our brain thoughts could be mapped to the noice which gets added up in our normal telecommunication.

      Suppose in telecommunication , I say "hi" .. My vibrations are mapped to a wave which travels in air.. Suppose air disturbs it to "hio". But the decoders use a smart error correction mechanisms to get the original message.
      In similar way the brain thoughts could be hampered by many other thoughts but the identity and presence of original thoughts remains.
      Definitly the brain has a unique signal for each thoughts and emotions. These electric signals controls the body for that action.

      Perfect example , You try to swallow (just swallow without having anything in your mouth) , now you swallow again. I am sure the 5th time you will find it difficult. Brain creates a signal which specifies a unique actions. The fifth time your thoughts are getting disturbed by the thought that something is difficult in swallowing so our body doesn't allow it though we were doing it perfectly before.

      I want mapping of these signals

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