Whose mind you want to read? Spouse, boss, Osama Bin Laden....

@mimpi1911 (25454)
India
May 1, 2010 1:20am CST
I came across this in Amazon. Imagine that there was a new piece of technology that could allow you to read other people’s minds. Let’s call it a brainoscope. This device would allow you to know what was on a person’s mind at any given moment—to know another person’s thoughts, attitudes, emotions, or preferences. Now imagine that you owned a brainoscope that would allow you to read the mind of others. Who do you like to read?
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@drannhh (15240)
• United States
1 May 10
Some people can do that without a device. The answer as to who would be needs based. One does not read other people's minds frivolously in play.
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
1 May 10
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
1 May 10
Sorry my comment didn't get posted! I said, yes some people can do that and some are highly over rated as well. I remember playing guessing game as a child and it was fun, done in all right spirit. May be, age has caught up me but having fun hasn't.
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@alokn99 (5717)
• India
1 May 10
I'd like to read the mind of a loved one, but not always, only for some of those moments of melancholy or those moments of anger when i need to be prepared for flying objects coming my way. I'd also like the idea of being able to read the mind of people i come across in business negotiations. It's not fair, but i guess a little first hand knowledge may help.
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
1 May 10
Yes it does. But all comes down to the intention and our power of withstanding the truth. But getting to the know of public figures could be worth.
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• India
1 May 10
I'd say, our loved ones for being practical, so we could always keep them happy, and for being impractical i'd say reading nature :P the most dangerous thing
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
1 May 10
That's a good cause. You have taken it in the right spirit. Yes, nothing like getting to see our loved happy.
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@JJ4Ever (4696)
• United States
3 May 10
This would be a wonderful invention, but scary at the same time knowing people could read my mind! There are people's minds who I would want to read, but at the top of the list would be my boss. I want to know how she really sees me. Does she think I'm a good worker? Is she going to fire me in the near future? (I hope not - LOL!) Does she appreciate what I do? The reason is because my current boss is very hands-off and leaves us to get our work done. If we need help, of course, we can ask and she'll pitch in, but she trusts her team members, so she's not constantly looking over our shoulders making sure we're getting our work done. It's nice that she's this way, but what drives me insane is that she doesn't really communicate. I take that back - actually, she only communicates when we've made a mistake or when she has a project that needs to be done. She doesn't really use the positive reinforcement method. Most team leaders have a team meeting at least once a month. I think that is sufficient. Most teams at my company are anywhere from 15 to 50 team members. My team consists of 4 people, including my team leader, so I don't think there is any excuse not to have meetings so we're all on the same page. However, I can't tell you when the last time was that we had a meeting. Wow! So that's why I would like to read the mind of my boss. I would also like the read my dad's mind because he's an engineer, and I would really like to get a feel for how complex his mind really is. He tries to explain things, but it always leaves me in the dust. I was thinking that if I could get a glimpse into his mind of what he's thinking, maybe it'll help me to understand him better! Lastly, I would, of course, like to know what my hubby is thinking at any given moment. I want to be this best wife possible, so I would love to read his mind and know how I can be a good wife. Those are my top three minds to read, but I'm sure there would be more. Thanks for such a unique discussion, my friend!
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
4 May 10
And don't you want to read the mind of your sister-in-law! Even though this is a very light discussion, you have some valid points there all of which I would like to myself. Well, I do not have a husband so that I can rule out. My father is an engineer as well, Civil. He is walways thinking, planning and replanning always kind of building houses. We have three houses in different states and now he wants to buy apartment which he never considered buying. Now, the point is who's going to take care of those? But as my mom keeps saying, let him do what he wants because that's the way get him occupied. BTW, what about you job change over?
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@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
17 Jun 10
Hi sweet heart. It took me more than a month to catch up with you. You can understand how badly stuck I am right now. We are made to shift office to a temporary chamber for the old one is under renovation. Moving in and out have always been a hassle for me. packing unpacking and then again the same ordeal. I am too tired shifting. lol.. How are you dear? Keep me updated and lots of love your way. PS: Are you in FB? I am MOU DAS there.
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
3 May 10
Lambie :-)
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
4 May 10
I just wonder whose he would like to!
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 May 10
Invite him over here... :-)
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
2 May 10
Hi Mimpi! This sounds interesting. We wish that we could read other's mind and could come to know their inner most and deep feelings about us. However, my mind says - it is better not to peep into their minds viz. Spouses or Bosses. It is for sure that they would have certain grudges against us and all kinds of negative thoughts would be travelling in their minds about us. Therefore, if we happen to read their minds and get to know about their negative thoughts about us, we may feel uncomfortable and vindictive. What we see on their faces and what they speak to us is different to what they keep thinking about us, deep in their minds and hearts (we also do likewise). Even if there is any such technology available, I would not like to read anybody's mind. I am happy they way they treat me outwardly. Have a great Sunday! Deepak
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
4 May 10
Take this in the right spirit! Who wants to read anyone's mind just like that! I just started this for fun!
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
4 May 10
OK! Let me allow to widen my choice.. I would like to include 'you' in the list and would like to 'read' your mind.
@riyasam (16578)
• India
4 May 10
i would like to read my kids as to know what they are planning to do next,what veggies would they like and so on but on the other thoughts maybe if i had the brainoscope,there would be less challenges and surprises like a sudden hug etc
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
4 May 10
Yeah I agree but i do not think that day would ever come!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
4 May 10
Honestly, I wouldn't want to read anyones mind. I know the things that run through my mind sometimes are momentary and often don't really reflect the way I actually think or feel. I would hate to run across a thought like that in a superior or someone I held in high regard. I think that some things are better left unknown..lol.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
4 May 10
LOL. I agree totally! Who would like to go through the aftermath!
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
4 May 10
I'd like to be able to read the mind of my husband first and foremost even though I don't really think that he has any kind of wayward thoughts. However, in addition to being able to read my husband's mind I would also like to have the ability to read the minds of both of my children. The reason for that is that I am constantly asking them to do things that they are supposed to do and they don't always listen to me. I would really like to know what they are thinking when they are disregarding me.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
4 May 10
You are a beautiful wife and a lovely mother dora. I wish you could get reach out to all the needs of your kids and husband, as you have been now.
@grace24 (1050)
• Philippines
2 May 10
Really?then, its awesome!!I want to read the mind of my crush to know what he is exactly thinking.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
4 May 10
Hahahaha...are you sure, you can change your mind!
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
2 May 10
I had to give this question a great deal of thought. At first I thought it would be nice to know what goes on in my husband’s mind but after a while I decided I probably still wouldn’t understand how he thinks (LOL)! I would like to know what was in my parent’s minds when they were dishing out emotional abuse to my sister and I as we were growing up; I would really like to know how they justified it to themselves...On a lighter note, wouldn’t mind reading my cat’s mind when he sits there staring out of the window for hours on end!
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
4 May 10
Hahaha....you make me laugh after a while! It would be really interesting know what he thinks during that period!
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@Hatley (164507)
• Garden Grove, California
1 May 10
hi mimpi1911 I would love to read my son's mind at times, and maybe my roommates too but this might not to too good either as it sort of infringes on people's right to privacy. Would love to read the mind of some of the care givers here who do not seem too happy with their jobs. I often wonder why people stay in a job that you can see they do not really like. It would be interesting to read their thoughts, emotions,feeling and know why they stay here when they dislike having to wait on people. I do not think it is the pay as I doubt they make very high wages. this would be good to use on all our politicians right up to the vice president and president, to see what they really think about. he h e
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
4 May 10
Yes, I totally agree. Truth is sad, gross, sick and not so happy but on rare occasions gives you enormous happiness. What if found out that the colleague who you have known always to hate you actually have great respect for you? And yes, reading the politicians would come in handy.
@camomile07 (1422)
• Germany
1 May 10
I suppose plenty of people might have asked what a special person is thinking about in a special moment, that's right, but I rather prefer not to have a look into another mind or brain. Sometimes we presume which kind of person our oppositor might be, we might see this speciall person very intelligent, kindfull, serious, similar to perfect, but if we could have a look into his or her mind, maybe we could get under shock. The appearance is often quiet different to the reality.
@mimpi1911 (25454)
• India
1 May 10
Yes, ignorance is bliss and I appreciate your thoughts. Had you really had a brainoscope, I wonder what you have done though.
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@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
2 May 10
Hi Mimpi! This sounds interesting. We wish that we could read other's mind and could come to know their inner most and deep feelings about us. However, my mind says - it is better not to peep into their minds viz. Spouses or Bosses. It is for sure that they would have certain grudges against us and all kinds of negative thoughts would be travelling in their minds about us. Therefore, if we happen to read their minds and get to know about their negative thoughts about us, we may feel uncomfortable and vindictive. What we see on their faces and what they speak to us is different to what they keep thinking about us, deep in their minds and hearts (we also do likewise). Even if there is any such technology available, I would not like to read anybody's mind. I am happy they way they treat me outwardly. Have a great Sunday! Deepak