telephathy

LOOK OUT X-MEN: MANKIND INVENTS TELEPATHY

Kind of. Sort of. Ok not reaaaally, but we’re at least one step closer. In an experiment recently published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers were reportedly able to make brain recordings of someone in India thinking of the words “hola” and “ciao” and then email the decoded message to France, where a machine converted the message into brain stimulation in another person. The person receiving the message perceived the brain stimulation as flashes of light which they were then able to interpret, presumably by something like morse code. 

Here’s a link to the full article which includes a bunch of technical gibberish that you’re probably not interested in. The takeaway here is that at this point you need an internet connection to download the message, so in the event that mutants team up with Skynet, we are all screwed. 

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