The Brain Scan That Can Read People's Intentions
A team of world-leading neuroscientists has developed a powerful technique that allows them to look deep inside a person's brain and read their intentions before they act.
The research breaks controversial new ground in scientists' ability to probe people's minds and eavesdrop on their thoughts, and raises serious ethical issues over how brain-reading technology may be used in the future."
The implications are profound for human rights, or for national security, depending upon your political persuasion, but could have an impact in the literary world: Maybe they can access the book I meant to write, and save me a lot of editing and hair-pulling.
So we've come full circle from news that sounds like science fiction.