Considering we know so little about the brain and it is assumed we currently only use 10% of our brains ability, it doesn’t seem too far fetched to me that one day (perhaps generations down the road) as humans evolve telepathy will be possible.
150 years ago if you said sending sound and video through the air and receiving it somewhere else with perfect clarity was possible you would have been considered mad. Yet today we take TV and radio for granted. To me this gives rise to keeping an open mind in terms of sending thought waves as well, but I am not a scientist so I would like to hear from those in the field of science.
silverbir…you bring up a good point, but I think evolution is the answer. 300,000 years ago humans couldn’t run a 4 minute mile, were not 6 feet tall on average, etc etc. As humans have evolved, we have gained more and more abilities through genetics and through experience. Saying that the fact we have not been able to do it for the last 300,000 doesn’t prove it cannot be learned. Also, in regards to building the receivers, maybe in fact our brains need to be tweaked or have built in components to transmit thought, who knows.
Vincent G, well said…who knows. I don’t know how in a crowed stadium my phone knows how to pick up a particular radio wave, so maybe some day we figure out how to pick up complex neurons.
As far as the 10% of our brains, it seems I indeed got that wrong. Perhaps it was that we only understand 10% of the brain, or perhaps that is just fallacy. As I said, I am not a scientist, just curious as to the opinions of those in science.