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Saturday, November 11 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Practical Telepathy: The Science & Engineering of Mind-Reading
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From van Vogt's Slan to Willis's Crosstalk, telepathy has been a staple of science fiction. But what are the real world chances of reading another person's mind? With MRI & PET scans we can see what images a person is thinking of, with brain implants we can help the blind to see, and- the way the science is going- we are only a half-step away from direct mind-to-mind communication. Nothing to worry about here!


John Ashmead

John Ashmead has a BA in physics from Harvard, summa cum laude, and a masters in physics from Princeton. For several years he was an assistant editor for Asimov's SF Magazine. Since then he has worked as a software and database developer, working in the medical, legal, advertising... Read More →

Saturday November 11, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Crystal Ballroom Two