Further developments in the field of “Permanent Vegetative State” Research have been reported today. Apparently results comparable to those achieved by the use of an fMRI scanner (which is so big it takes up the size of a room) have been duplicated on a much smaller and more portable Electro-encephalograph (EEG) machine.
I speculated back in February that the use of fMRI scanners in PVS research could point the way to the development of artificial telepathy. The quality of communication using both the fMRI scanner and the EEG is still only the telepathic equivalent of Morse Code, but at least the new development means that it would be cheaper and more convenient. As I reported earlier this month, the only other way to achieve a more sophisticated form of artificial telepathy at the moment is through using invasive brain surgery.