21C photography: imaging the mind’s eye?

VIDEO: Mary Lou Jepsen on imaging the mind’s eye, 2017, X The Moonshot Factory, youtube, 11.36 minutes

“What if it were possible to literally take pictures of the mind’s eye? There is no doubt that if such an ability existed it would completely transform everything from how we communicate across language barriers, save our memories, replay our dreams, how we communicate with ourselves (psychology), how we communicate with computers (HCI), and on and on the list goes. The evidence is now on the horizon that taking these pictures is in fact possible and could be made within the decade.”


VIDEO: Mary Lou Jepsen: Could future devices read images from our brains?, 2014, TED, youtube, 10:24 minutes.

“As an expert on cutting-edge digital displays, Mary Lou Jepsen studies how to show our most creative ideas on screens. And as a brain surgery patient herself, she is driven to know more about the neural activity that underlies invention, creativity, thought. She meshes these two passions in a rather mind-blowing talk on two cutting-edge brain studies that might point to a new frontier in understanding how (and what) we think.”

Whilst the propositions presented in these videos may appear like science fiction, Mary Lou Jepson is a respected leader in emerging media and technology.


“She is acclaimed for her work at Google [x], Facebook, Oculus, and One Laptop per Child in consumer electronics, computers, TV, VR, wearables, software and web services. […] She has been recognized with many awards including: TIME magazine’s “Time 100” as one of the 100 most influential people in the world; a CNN top 10 thinker; and by the leading global professional societies in optics, display and electronics.”

An update on this field was posted by The World Economic Forum https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/02/mind-reading-ai-creates-images-from-your-thoughts/

Image: ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories/Kyoto University


BTW, Tesla also proposed that thought photography was possible …

Image: Tesla thought camera, Deseret News 1933