Uhhhh, soooo, this is absolutely crazy? By using fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) software, researchers at UC Berkley have basically created a way for us to eventually watch our dreams and solve all the crimes? Something like that? I cannot explain this so here is Engaget explaining it:

Scientists show subjects random clips and measure the corresponding cerebral activity. After the computer “learns” what vids evoke what brain activity, scientists feed 18 million seconds of random YouTube videos into the computer program where it reconstructs a movie representation of neural happenings based on the hundred clips most similar to what it sees.

This is nuts. Also, I am afraid of this? What if they use it to read all of my thoughts? I don’t want anyone to know all of my thoughts! THEY ARE ALL VERY WEIRD! Here, watch the video, I can’t even talk about this anymore:

So. Uh. What are your thoughts on this? HOLD ON DON’T ANSWER THAT LET ME JUST GET MY MAGNET. (Via Engaget.)

Comments (17)
  1. So am I going to die in seven days now? I think I’m going to die in seven days. I left my phone at home today, so hopefully any weird girl calling to let me know that will leave a message. I would hate to be caught unawares.

  2. When I read about this “Dreamscape”, I thought it was going to be fun and exiting, like that movie, “Inception”. But instead it was sad and depressing, like that movie, “Dreamscape”.

  3. Kelly, we just got your readout, and it’s, um, weirdly consistent:

  4. Why do I suddenly want to break up with Kate Winslet?

  5. I like that the black boy looks like a white woman and the white woman resembles a black boy. In our brains.

  6. They are also doing it with sound. They can play back clips of what you hear.

    http://www.soc.northwestern.edu/brainvolts/

    Apparently everything we hear sounds kind of shitty, though.

  7. I guess I better stop thinking about indistinct blobs while I am doing the nasty

  8. If there’s a more certain way to create a sentient, psychotic supercomputer hell-bent on destroying humanity than feeding it 18 million seconds of random Youtube videos, I don’t want to know about it.

  9. There are TWO, not one, but TWO clips from the Steve Martin remake of the Pink Panther in that 29 second clip… Random? Hardly.

    Clearly this is just clever viral advertising for the next installment of the reboot: Pink Panther Three: Electric Brain-a-bee.

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