Intel is working on ways for computers to read minds. Researchers are studying maps of brain waves to determine how a computer can detect what word you are thinking of. Preliminary tests of the system have shown that the computer can work out words by looking at similar brain patterns and looking for key differences that suggest what the word might be. "A food related word like apple, however, produces activity in those parts of the brain related to hunger. So the computer can infer attributes to each word being thought about and this lets the computer zero down on what the word is pretty quickly.I wonder how well it will work with Mac users. After all, when they think of the word "apple" they might not be thinking of the edible kind!. But it's still cool to hear about the progress being made. Are you ready to control your computer by thinking?