I’ve stopped watching CNN, because it has become as bad and radically polarized as FOX news is on the other side of the spectrum, so it was an external reference that sent me to the following CNN article by Dominic Rech:
So… now CNN is not only the mouthpiece for the far left, but like FOX News (which I consider a parody channel) has also turned into a pusher of ridiculous conspiracies.
Sure, neural implants can read specific motor patterns that, with exhaustive training of the subject, can be used as a brain-machine interface. However, that is an extremely far cry from being able to surreptitiously read someone’s mind or implant thoughts into people (AKA “synthetic telepathy”).
CNN’s Rech quotes a report by Dr. Tim Constandinou and his colleagues at the Next Generation Neural Interfaces (NGNI) Lab at Imperial College London. However, the report doesn’t imply anything of the sort of the sensationalistic title chosen by CNN.
Bottom line: NO, the Government and Private Companies will not be able to either read or place thoughts into your mind any time soon through brain implants!
Now, my main issue isn’t that CNN is using a ridiculous headline as click bait, but rather it is the fact that such reporting is irresponsible and outright dangerous.
Despite a clear notice that I won’t address such queries, I still receive copious amounts of e-mail messages from people who believe that they have been surreptitiously implanted with electronic devices to harass and spy on them. Mr. Rech’s article recklessly provides fuel for such psychotic thoughts, and legitimizes a conspiracy that discourages these people from receiving the psychiatric care they so critically require.
Shame on you Dominic Rech and CNN!