Thought Control Devices Are Coming
Do you think that controling things with your mind is science
fiction? Want to turn on your television just by thinking? Or
open the door to your house using by mind power when your hands
are full? It has been science fiction, but it won't remain science
fiction for long. All the technology necessary to make this happen
is here now.
You have basic thought control now, meaning you can control
and direct your thoughts. Imagine a friend talking in your mind,
for example. You can do that, and then you can choose to hear
music in your imagination. Now, if you are hooked up to an electroencephalograph
when you do these things, it will also be clear that these two
thoughts are handled in different parts of your brain.
The electroencephalogram, or EEG, is important, because what
we can measure and monitor, we can use to do things. Consider
this for a moment. Technology has made it possible to operate
things as a response to measurement. Your thermostat measures
the temperature, for example, and turns the heater on or off
according to that measurement. Security lights turn themselves
on when light levels get low.
Thought Control Machines
Already we measure and track what is going on in the brain.
Isn't it possible then, to have that measurement automatically
trigger some action? In fact, even before the electrical patterns
of the brain were made "visible," we measured pulse
rate with many different machines. What if instead of sending
a signal to a monitor telling a red light to go on when the heart
raced, the signal told the TV to turn on? Just think of anything
that gets your heart racing and the TV would turn on, right?
You can call it mind power, thought control or whatever, but
it's clear that such a device has been possible for at least
a generation now. With today's newer technology, and more detailed
measurements of the actual electric patterns of the brain, how
much more is possible?
Eventually, an electroencephalograph type of device will be
able to more directly read your mind. Perhaps the technology
will eventually get to the point where it can print out the actual
words you are thinking. Of course we are a long way from that,
but we are right at the brink of building machines that give
us thought control of the things around us.
Even with the crude measurements being done now, as long as
we can choose what to think about, and any resulting change in
the brain can be measured, the possibilities are endless. We
can already see the changes in the brain when a person thinks
about music, for example, versus a conversation. Any time a technician
wants to try it, an existing electroencephalograph machine, using
electrodes attached to your head, could be set to turn on the
lights instead of producing a changing chart when you sing in
Now, for paraplegics without speech, there's real hope here.
By thinking alternating thoughts that activate different parts
of the brain, they could create a sort of Morse code, spelled
out as words on a screen. Yes, they could actually use thought
control to make a message appear! Given the current level of
technology, this would be a tedious process.
The amazing thing is that all the things necessary to build
a machine like this are here right now. In fact, it could probably
be put together in a matter of a day or two. We will soon have
greater mind power and will operate things with our thoughts.