At the pace technology is moving, it can get pretty scary at times, especially when you know scientists are now working on a machine that is capable of figuring out a human’s intention before it results in action. Our brain’s prefrontal cortex region is activated whenever we are about to make a decision. and that is where this machine comes in.

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Researchers at Berlin’s Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience have created the ultimate gadget, a device that can read people’s minds. The donut-shaped contraption is basically a souped up MRI that scans the prefrontal cortex region of your brain (which is where decisions are made) and then predicts actions before you make them. So far, the machine’s been tested on 21 people and its been spot on 71% of the time.

Will there be a new set of laws drafted to prosecute a person who has the intention of commiting a crime but does not follow through? Interesting times are definitely lined up ahead of us.

Via Ubergizmo