Archive for April, 2014

Solar Cycle Prediction for Next Minimum

April 16, 2014

From the ACE Community Newsletter FYI (link below). It is suggested that “… after the relatively small maximum of cycle 24, it has been shown that the (heliospheric) magnetic and particle fluxes only made a partial recovery. … we show that the decreased flux levels at maximum will lead to an even lower coming minimum.”

We’ll see. Last one was pretty low!

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Sure, We’ll Know How to Read Minds. No Sweat. Just Give Me 50 Years.

April 13, 2014

To me, this prediction is clearly absurd. It’s about the ability to read minds by measuring brain “activity”. In 50 years, I believe we’ll not have anything remotely like this. Well, that’s why I started this blog.

Here is the prediction:

“I think decoding the little person in your brain — we could do that today if we had a good enough method of measuring your brain activity,” Gallant said.

Gallant predicts that in 50 years, thought-reading will be commonplace. We’ll be wearing “Google Hats,” he envisions, that are continuously decoding our thoughts. Such a wonder-cap might transmit and even translate our thoughts into foreign languages.

Jack Gallant is a prominent neuroscientist at the University of California, Berkeley.

Here is the article.