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Thursday 22 May 2014

Dream Machine!

    It would seem that scientists have developed a machine which that has the potential to "read your dreams" while you are asleep. Apparently it is so powerful that it is possible to extract images from the brain and display them on a screen according to researchers. Does that sound familiar at all?
   In 'A B and C' the doctor-No.14 had developed a drug which allowed her, with the aid of technology, to get into No.6's dreams, and up to a point, manipulate those dreams!
    Data from this brain scanning machine has already been used to detect and reconstruct images of faces people are thinking of. It is believed the technology could be used in the future to recontruct images from people's memories, imagination, dreams, and possibly to collect images of criminals from the mind of witnesses. Soon there will be no privacy anywhere! And such technology is all well and good, just as long as it is not perverted!
   Six {there's that number again} were shown 300 faces while they lay inside an MRI scanner and scientists analysed how their brains responded to different facial features. When they had compiled a database of responses, they showed the volunteers a new set of faces and measured their reaction to each image. By comparing the second responses to the database, scientists were able to reconstruct the image being looked at. The research is based on a theory that thoughts  and feelings are merely a complex of chemical reaction.
   It would seem that 'the Prisoner' has been a prediction for the future in more ways than one!

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  1. I watched "Alfie" starring Michael Caine (released in 1966) on Film4 last night. In one scene, he's having an X ray and says something like, "Blimey, one day they'll be able to see what's going on inside your head. There'll be some X rated pictures then". I couldn't find the exact quote but that's the gist of it.

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    1. Hello ZM72,
      I trust all goes well with you.
      I had completely forgotten about that scene, but then I've only watched 'Alfie' once, and that was a long time ago now. So it would seem that there's more ideas of reading dreams, and thoughts from the brain about than first remembered.
      There is also a scene in the 1958 BBC production of 'Quatermass And The Pit' in which memories of life on Mars are extrcated from Barbara Judd's memory using Dr. Roney's "optic-encephalogram".

      Very best regards