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How the World Will Change When Tech Can Read Your Mind

Amir Konigsberg, July 29, 2013 

So many traffic accidents are the result of a driver’s cognitive state: Are we distracted? Texting? Shaving? Putting makeup on? New to the road? Have we drunk one too many? Are we enraged? Dead tired?

What if driving became a more sophisticated technological experience, so that instead of relying on just the motorist, the car itself would be behind the wheel?

Recent advances in brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are slowly turning this into a real possibility. BCIs enable direct communication between the brain and a computer, and thus, any external device. This is done using mechanisms that monitor our brain activity and translate this into language that computers can read. Read more… 

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    I think we always blame the drivers for their careless driving and having accidents.But i think the technology is also made by the human so we cannot say that this technology can avoid all the accidents.But i think the ratio may become lesser than now.

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