We often wish our partners and friends could read our minds. Or at least, we say we do. The truth is that we’re often not in control of our thoughts, and when we use the expression “I wish you could just read my mind,” what we actually mean is that we want them to read the information we’re choosing to give them.
We’re hard at work on brain-computer interfaces, and the question that arises is… what if those interactions don’t just read the thoughts we deliberately send?
What if we aren’t choosing?