MIT Created Wearable Device That Can Read Your Mind And This Sounds Like A Really, Really Bad Idea
If you thought that mind-reading robots were a thing of science fiction, bad news, it may soon become a reality. MIT has created a wearable device that can read your mind. MIT is developing the AlterEgo headset that can read your thoughts and then translate them into real-world commands. That sounds cool, but it also sounds horrifying.
The AlterEgo headset rests on your ear and then fits snugly along your jaw. The device has electrodes that analyze brain activity and a pair of bone-conduction headphones that detect and translate vibrations in the bones of your inner ear canal when you internally verbalize a message. When you think about something the signals are sent to a computer that translates the thoughts into words.