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Tuesday 14 September 2010

Haiku #262

The words in your thoughts --
they're learning to decode them
using brain scans.


Erratic Thoughts said...

Brain scans!Oh I better be careful what I think!

NanU said...

they are! they are!
Did you know too that pretending to be nice actually makes people nicer? Think those happy thoughts, quick.

Unknown said...

This could lead to ructions at the hospital!

Tabor said...

So they are getting their own Deanna Troi...but I'll bet not as good looking.

Linda Sue said...

Whoa- my brain would explode the scanner I'm afraid...

The Weaver of Grass said...

Puts a whole new meaning on 'give thy thoughts no tongue' Dave

Madame DeFarge said...

Mine will mostly be monosyllabic.

Rachel Fenton said...

What a perfect way to get down story ideas...the mind boggles...of course, there's the whole ethical side...will this be aimed at consenting thinkers or not?

Windsmoke. said...

You have to have a working brain in the first place to have a brain scan and not an empty space between your ears. Some people when they were born were last in line when the brains were handed out.

Dave King said...

Erratic Thoughts
Should always be careful - but this development opens up a potential for a really horrific scenario of some thoughts becoming illegal - some think.

Yes, I did know that. Mind over matter.

Now there's a thought to think about!

Nah, course not!

Linda Sue
Tell us more, tell us more!

Weaver of Grass
Doesn't it just!

And not a scrap less interesting for that, I'll be bound.

And then there's the whole question of what will be lost, changed or added in the translations... fascinating prospect. I don't think they've thought ahead as far as we have. Not beyond academic use of.

Mmmm... I once had a boy bring me a copy of his "brainwaves", given to him - apparently - at the hospital. It was a perfectly straight, horizontal line. I thought that beyond the pale of the hospital's part.