Some of the scariest moments can occur when we doze off for a second and unintentionally act a certain way. For example, when you’re pulling out of a parking spot, and you intend to hit the brake, but because you’re partially occupied talking about Raven Symone’s genius social statements, you accidentally press on the gas pedal, propelling your car into the one right in front of you.
Though the easiest prevention for such things is to remain alert and stop daydreaming, some things are just beyond our control, so external intervention may be necessary. Recently, an algorithm was created to visualize predictive actions, even if the action was not completed. In other words, psychic technology.
According to bioengineers at the University of Illinois, this algorithm could be integrated into computers of cars or prosthetic limbs. By being able to predict the intent of certain actions, the computer could then correct accidental courses of action. Of course with technology, there always exists an intended good, in addition to an undesirable outcome due to automation.
How psychic technology can save the future
- Computers process, send signals, and execute faster than the human nervous system response. Split seconds often determine the difference between life or death.
- In the event of accidents, or unintentional action, the computers predictive system could be entered as evidence in a trial to determine intent.
- Could be extremely useful in an operating room.
- Secondary predictive patterns could be built on top of primary predictive patterns, hence becoming a predictive partner.
The not so good part of psychic technology
- Remember when Robocop turned evil?
- ”Unintended” action is sometimes a stray from an intended course of action to avoid death and destruction, how would the algorithm tell a difference between the two?
- Seriously, I’m not ready for psychic robots, let’s start with regular ones who can’t predict what we’ll do next.
- The Patriots would definitely integrate this technology into their headsets.