Hadar Cohen Posted over 2 years ago Will mind-reading eventually become a reality and what are the implications for humanity? Hi Lauren! Thanks for your question. I actually find it pretty scare to think of the consequences of mind-reading. I think a big portion of the beauty of life lies in the concept that it is unpredictable, especially when it comes to human interactions. If we produce a technology that enables us to read other people's minds, well I think that would be a great loss. I think it would prevent us from connecting with others in a very genuine way. Everything would be known, and therefore there would be no secrets, no ambiguities. Personally, I think this would hinder the way we live our lives. To think about "inserting" memories or ideas into people's brain is even scarier. This can be used as a tool for brainwashing and a lot of negativity can result in this. I do think there are some positive aspects to this potential advancement. For example, as you stated, it would be incredible for patients with dementia.