How many times have you come up with a blockbuster idea that just made so much sense – and then completely forgot about it? Whether or not it's a sign of advancing age or “space cadetness” is an open question, but that it has happened to almost everyone at some time isn't. And you can't help thinking – what if that was the idea that was going to finally put me over the top? What wouldn't you do to retrieve that lost thought, the one you just knew was, finally, your Big Idea?
The folks at e-Thought Viewer in Tel Aviv feel your pain, and they intend to do something about it – record your brain waves in a storable, recordable and retrievable format that will ensure that the “deep thoughts” your brain comes up with do not get lost. “All it takes is a fraction of a second to forget a thought,” says Professor Daniel Weston co-Founder of the e-Thought Viewer. “Having the ability to recall a thought with the aid of technology will change the world. Whether we’re running, walking, driving, sleeping or just distracted by too much social media interaction, the e-Thought Viewer will capture and store your thoughts, translate brain wave patterns and output the patterns to any synchronized device in a readable format.”
According to the company, brain waves – the production of electronic activity in the brain – can be identified and connected to words and concepts. The activity can be measured using an over the head helmet (just like on TV) – but e-Thought Viewer says that it can now “read” thoughts using Bluetooth technology. “Imagine morse code being heard 500 years ago,” the company says - “just a lot of loud beeps of dots and dashes that make no sense. Fast forward to an age where those very same dots and dashes are instantly translated into letters and words. Using voice synthesizer technology, the morse code transmission can even be read aloud in a human sounding voice.”
It works the same for brain waves, the company says. “The e-Thought Viewer initially captures the thought wave. It then proceeds to translate the thought wave into text and images. In a pre-defined picture library made up of thousands of images, a thought can be re-played as a visual image with a synthesized voice narrating the textual elements of the thought.”
Yeah, I know – but in this case, you can call the company's bluff. E-Thought Viewer is looking for a few good people – 20,000, in fact – to participate in its beta test early next year. Everyone is invited to sign up at the e-Thought Viewer site, and at the company's Facebook page. Your reward, if you're chosen – having the opportunity to see if your “deep thoughts” are as deep as you really think they are!