Can you tell what I'm thinking right now? Can you? No! Cool, huh?
But technology and computers are making interesting headway (hee hee) in this arena and -- without jest -- I advise you to enjoy your brain's privacy while you still can.
To illustrate, I (im)modestly recommend my recently accepted story "Mirror Test" for
What, you may well ask, is The Tomorrow Project? It is, to quote their web site: "an anthology of science fiction based on science fact, featuring an original story from Cory Doctorow." The antho will include "short fiction, comics and short screenplays based upon current scientific research and technology development... currently being conducted by the University of Washington and Intel in the fields of synthetic biology, computer security, robotics, DNA sequencing and bio/chemical sensing, minute architecture, ray tracing/virtual reality and computer vision."
Fiction sponsored by futurists. Not a half-bad idea, if you ask me.
In my story I postulate that facial recognition technology and machine learning computers will pretty much take away your privacy of thought. Ah, the future! Isn't it just...glorious?
Here's your brain now, mentations all cozy and hidden. And there's your brain in the future, where the rest of us know what you're thinking.
Privacy of thought? Cool. Enjoy it while you can.