A machine that can read your mind, once thought of as science fiction is quickly becoming a reality. It’s called thought identification and according to researchers at Carnegie Mellon University the technology to identify basic thoughts is here. The possible applications for this technology is almost limitless and it is sure to spark debates legal and ethical. How our society will adapt to this and a number of other emerging technologies is yet to be known. What is known is that this technology will become better, faster and more portable in the years to come as the force of accelerating change takes hold.