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A future replacement for Psychiatry? - Hardware visionary Mary Lou Jepsen’s next act is to read your mind—no implants required

Discussion in 'Other health news and research' started by Sly Saint, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    "In 1996, when Mary Lou Jepsen was in the home stretch of a Ph.D. in engineering at Brown University, she became so ill that eventually she concluded her only option was to drop out of school and move back home to die. Her sickness was a mystery. She had all the signs of AIDS, but she was HIV negative. Her body was covered in sores. She was getting worse every day.

    Right about the time that Jepsen was running out of hope, she got an MRI scan. There, in that magnet-made map of her body’s water and fat, the problem was obvious: She had a brain tumor.

    Jepsen underwent surgery to remove the tumor, finished up her Ph.D, and went on to become a hardware visionary at the One Laptop Per Child project, a low-power-display company called Pixel Qi, and then at Google and Facebook. Last year she left Facebook to start Openwater, a company intent on developing a “wearable MRI.” "

    Forbin, Amw66, Indigophoton and 3 others like this.
  2. Forbin

    Forbin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

    From the climax of the classic, 1951 sci-fi/horror film "The THING From Another World."
    The soldiers prepare to confront the murderous, alien "THING."

    Lt. McPherson: "You know, I've got a worry.... What if that THING can read our minds?"
    Lt: Dykes [hefting an axe]: "Then he's going to be real mad when he gets to me!"

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