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    MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    Electrodes pick up when you say words 'in your head', for intelligence augmentation.
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    Re: MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    Still hasn't overcome the worst part of these wearable tech devices, that you look like a complete %^&* wearing one.

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    Re: MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    I do not want a record made of the things I say in my head.. No way.

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    Re: MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    I imagine this would be for people with certain difficulties?

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    Re: MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    Quote Originally Posted by Ttaskmaster View Post
    I imagine this would be for people with certain difficulties?
    Yeah, there could be that...

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    Re: MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    it wouldn't understand anything I say unless it had a dictionary based on grunts and swearing...
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    Re: MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    So whilst that guy was wandering around the supermarket did they definitively answer the age old cliche of whether men think about sex every few seconds? Did his inner voice make lewd comments?

    Trivial example but if someone said such things out loud they would be guilty of harassment, 'hearing' the inner voice brings up all kinds of issues about thought crime and privacy. What if a disabled user says something with their inner voice that would not be meant for repeat in Steven-Hawking-voice that is then broadcast unintentionally...

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    Re: MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    What about stuff you're saying subconsciously?

    Minority Report right here.
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    Re: MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    It's obviously what will happen in the future. I mean the new tech overlords will have such devices embedded in their minds creating a neural/digital interface. That's why I find it funny that Elon Musk has closed a FB page over data harvesting. What does he imagine will happen when the interface is within our minds. As has always been the way new tech is tested and developed in conjunction with the military, so if the military want to create an enhanced soldier they will have to use the interface to change the perceptions of the soldier, ie: it will develop as a two way interface. I know Stephen Hawking was interested in this idea, but had got so used to his cheek switch interface it had become second nature.

    Men Against Fire(ep 5 sea 3 Black Mirror) explored the consequences of this idea. https://www1.gomovies.film/tv/black-.../?episode=7218

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    Re: MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    There are enough internal verbalisations on the likes of Twitter!

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    Re: MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    I see these external devices as part of the development towards internal augmentation, not only in terms of development but also getting the public used to the idea. I think it would only function like a keyboard(ie: with a switch OFF). I think as our tech advances exponentially, direct control will increase the speed humans require to match the tech.

    I think it's exciting. Imagine when gaming grows up, using VR and entering another world where you control the character and get feedback through a neural interface. That's the future of entertainment and all simulators.

    All this idea of internal chatter is strange. I don't believe people would think or type ninety percent of what they do if there wasn't a medium that encouraged it. It interesting, companies can only supply tech, or a social media concept, and watch what people do with it. So I suppose the worst of human behaviour can get exaggerated if the medium suits that.

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    Re: MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    I'm still not sure how this works. Surely internal vocalisations don't leave your brain, so there's no nerve impulses to detect around the jawline? Or is this reliant on the user training themselves to make tiny motions of tongue & vocal chords without actually vocalising?

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    Re: MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    I'm still not sure how this works. Surely internal vocalisations don't leave your brain, so there's no nerve impulses to detect around the jawline? Or is this reliant on the user training themselves to make tiny motions of tongue & vocal chords without actually vocalising?
    If you read the article it says that electrodes pick up the brain signals whilst still in the brain
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    If you read the article it says that electrodes pick up the brain signals whilst still in the brain
    1) Where?
    2) EEG from the jaw? Why?

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    Re: MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    1) Where?
    2) EEG from the jaw? Why?
    Underneath the first picture in the Hexus excerpt for starters! But yes - all a bit pointless
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    Re: MIT AlterEgo wearable listens to internal verbalisations

    Quote Originally Posted by 3dcandy View Post
    Underneath the first picture in the Hexus excerpt for starters! But yes - all a bit pointless
    Explaining how this device works in more detail, the MIT News blog reports that the wearable contains electrodes in the jaw and face areas that "are triggered by internal verbalizations — saying words 'in your head' - but are undetectable to the human eye". Machine learning has been leveraged so the system understands a certain array of useful vocabulary.
    The bolded bit implies that we're talking about conscious muscle activations, not a completely internal monologue

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