Practical Telepathy – Electronic Interface

November 27, 2008

Practical Telepathy – Electronic Interface
~James Dunn

I read somewhere that every thought you have that you mentally vocalize, that you stress your vocal cords accordingly; subvocalization.

So if we were to monitor the electrical impluses going to the vocal cords with an EMG Array we could deduce much of what we cognitively are thinking. We would have to train the device by speaking normally into a microphone over time and then correlate the impulses from vocalizing our thoughts.

The intent is that in a public setting, a person can talk without being heard by anyone else.

Cell phone users could have a computer generated voice talk for them when when they are in a movie theatre and answering their cell phone.

Physicians have to dictate their experiences with patients and usually have to do it at the end of the day because there is no time during the day where they have privacy. They can not share patient information in any form, so they can not dictate their notes when other patients are around.

In engineering, cubicals are only 6′ x 8′ and that usually means you can hear everything that goes on around you. If you are dictating a manual or generating specs, you are going to be a little bothersome to the other engineers around you. Everyone does it, so everyone lives with it. But with a practical electronic telepathy device, it is unnecessary.

On aircraft, business people want to take notes using a dictaphone, but don’t out of consideration for the people around them.

In industry, an operator could direct, or be directed to perform, certain operations to be done in extremely noisy environments.

Command and control centers could monitor the mental health of their soldiers, and situational awareness of their environment.

The point isn’t that the user can not hear their own voice, the point is that your thoughts can be translated into words and operations that others can not detect.

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I’ve contacted an EMG Array manufacturer and this seems to be a very doable project.

In my concept, there is no need for speech to text conversion. The only thing the interface is supposed to do is to correlate phonics. A computer holds a dictionary of phonics (so to speak), a DSP processor, an audio amp, and a microphone. The microphone would feed a DSP processor and the computer would compare the spoken word phonic representations of the DSP with the phonic dictionary and create matches.

In parallel, the EMG Array would feed signals to one or more DSP processors and extract unique and differentiable information from the EMG signals, it wouldn’t matter much what the signal combinations were, just so long as they can repeatedly within a certain probability identify a particular phonic. Genetic algorithms come to mind.

The DSP processed signals from the EMG Array(s) would then create a weighted value in a neural network and associate the phonics identified by the microphone for phonic dictionary comparison.

Over time, the neural network would isolate the dominant signals from the DSP system monitoring the EMG Array to create a relatively high level of probability for producing the correct phonic.

Learning could be transparent, the person carries on their conversations and ignores the interface. Once the probabilities of EMG matches that of the Microphone interface for producing the correct phonics, the user is notified and can begin using the “telepathic” interface by simply setting up a bluetooth connection with a cell phone, or a mini plug connection to a dictaphone, …

Thus providing a telepathic interface for anyone to use.

Subsequently, if textual data or control outputs are desired, a computer can process the EMG generated voice files (mp3). “Dragon Naturally Speaking”, or some other voice to control program, could then produce the desired text and/or control outputs.

This is relatively easy to implement, so I am surprised it isn’t on the market already.

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