They’ve been stealing our innermost thoughts for some time now. Government agencies and media companies have been using mind-reading and mind-mapping technology since at least 1987. Probably earlier. Ubiquitous use started not long after. For decades now they have been tracking and recording everything you think or do.
And that’s fine. We don’t really talk about it much. It doesn’t really bother us, so who cares. And it has led to exciting innovations like Black Friday. Ultimately, it’s not so bad having the people upstairs know exactly what we want the most. Like great deals on home electronics.
But now they have figured out how to hack into brains of rats!
A game changer in mind reading
That’s right, rats! This is crazy!
How are we supposed to understand what rats think? Flat out: we can’t. Rats don’t even speak English.
That’s the thing about science, though, they try to do the impossible. Sometimes it works! And in this case it might uncover secrets and unlock mysteries beyond our capacity.
Rats are very different than people What do you think about, really? Your brains are primitive and simplistic. Decades of data show that human thoughts consist mostly of sex (although that’s dropped off alarmingly in the past 15 years, thanks to phones,) food, sleep, phones, TV shows, interspersed with random bursts of inexplicable anger (which have increased alarmingly over the past 15 years, thanks to phones.) There’s not much to it. There’s really not that much going on up there, and you can tell, if you take a minute to look around at the world. People do the craziest things! And waste a staggering about of time going bla bla bla.
Rats, though, are running through complex calculations and mulling profound philosophical questions, pretty much all the time. And they are survivors. They survive pretty much anything. When we come up with the technology to decipher what’s going on in those small brains, we should expect large leaps forward for our society. It might even uncover what we need to know to save the world!
IF WE CAN HANDLE IT!