A US-based company called Kernel has designed a helmet worth $50,000 which can read minds. The helmets will be able to analyze a brain's electrical impulses and blood flow at the speed of thought, providing a window into how the organ responds to the world.

Excited researchers anticipate using the helmets to gain insight into brain aging, mental disorders, strokes, and the mechanics behind previously metaphysical experiences such as meditation and psychedelic trips.

   

A $50,000 Helmet Can Read User's Mind. And It's Ready

WHAT?

A company called Kernel will begin sending dozens of customers across the U.S. a $50,000 helmet that can, crudely speaking, read their minds. 

HOW?

Weighing a couple of pounds each, the helmets contain nests of sensors and other electronics that measure and analyze a brain's electrical impulses and blood flow at the speed of thought, providing a window into how the organ responds to the world. 

WHO?

Excited researchers anticipate using the helmets to gain insight into brain aging, mental disorders, strokes, and the mechanics behind previously metaphysical experiences such as meditation and psychedelic trips.

Johnson is the chief executive officer of Kernel, a startup that's trying to build and sell thousands of relatively inexpensive helmets that have the oomph and precision needed for what neuroscientists, computer scientists, and electrical engineers have been trying to do for years.