Scientists are just at the beginning of reading images from minds — in this case, from monkey’s minds.
In the movie “Futureworld” — sequel to the movie “Westworld” — you might remember the Yul Brenner dream sequence, read from the mind of one of the main characters. I don’t know how long it will be before researchers can achieve something like that, but it’s simultaneously exciting and frightening.
It was interesting to see HBO’s new “Westworld” series reimagine the original movie. In particular, long dream — mixed with non-dream — sequences are being read from the minds of robots in order to test their memories and repair or modify them as needed. Also exciting and equally frightening, especially since those in power think they know what’s best for the minds of their robot property and for the guests of Westworld.